Central Jersey Stream Team
Central Jersey Stream Team

Our Next Cleanup Event is Earth Day! - Saturday, April 22, 2017!

Trash Dismissed!  Middlesex High School Floodplain Cleanup!

Please join CJST for an Earth Day cleanup in Mountainview Park and the area surrounding Middlesex High School.  This forested floodplain is where the Bound Brook and Green Brook meet and it accumulates a lot of "floatables" as these streams pass through more developed parts of the region.  We will be partnering with the Borough of Middlesex who helped us last year on a section further downstream.  Lots of litter, tires and other junk! 

The event begins at 9:00 AM at the large parking area next to the basketball and tennis courts in Mountainview Park (use 300 John F. Kennedy Drive, Middlesex, NJ 08846 (Middlesex High School) as the closest address and look for the CJST truck and trailer).  Come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast provided by Middlesex Borough!

 

The driveway into the park is actually Van Ness Drive and can be a bit tricky.  If you are coming from the west, Van Ness will be just before the light at JFK Drive.  If you are coming from the east, it will be just past the light.  If you do turn onto JFK Drive at the light, no worries, this will take you past the high school entrance.  Bear left after the school building and turn right onto Van Ness Drive.  The large parking area by the ball courts will come up on the left.

Please note that registration/RSVP is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up.  THis is especially true if you are bringing a larger group.

Volunteer Instructions:

1.  Bring along your family and friends! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience!

2. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing you don't mind getting dirty!  And dress for the weather!

 

3. If you have waders and don't mind getting in the stream, please bring them.  The water is generally shallow but depth can vary.  If we can't go in the water, we'll do some "fishing" for a few tires and other items.

We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, breakfast, and water for volunteers.

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this small piece of the wathershed with you!

 

Please contact Jens Riedel at jens.riedel@cjstreamteam.org or 908 240-1346 if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.

 

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The Central Jersey Stream Team is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of Central Jersey waterways and surrounding land for environmental protection and sustainable recreational use. Our aim is community engagement with hands on projects designed to establish and encourage new environmental stewards.

 

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