CJST successfully completed a very special river cleanup bringing us back to one of the original sections of the 2013 inaugural season. We started at the Elm Street Bridge in Neshanic Station and cleaned roughly a 2.2 mile stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River and its banks between the Branchburg and Hillsborough borders.
The event started at 8:00 AM at the Neshanic Flea Market (100 Elm Street, Neshanic Station, NJ 0853) which was graciously approved for CJST to use as staging and parking! The Flea Market is open from 6:30am till 1pm every Sunday weather permitting if anyone would like to stop down there to have a look.
This clean-up would not have been successful without the more than 20+ volunteers from Colgate in Piscataway. They most graciously provided bottled water, lunch and snack materials as well as bug sprays and sunblock. Our partnership with this great group from Colgate has only grown and we ambitioulsy look forward to working with them alot more in the future.
Again a very large Thank You to Raritan RiverKeeper / BayKeeper for the generous use of thier Canoes and Canoe Trailer.
Also we would like to give a huge Thank You to all of our Veteren and New River Warriors! Without this wonderful group of people, the planning that the Board of CJST does would never be successful. We are forever indebted to you all.
Overall, we managed to pull out 87 tires, part of a pool cover, a 50 foot PVC pipe, some fencing, a bicycle, a childrens toy car, heavy metal objects, road block materials, a rug and numerous recyclable materials. With great thanks and a strong working relationship, The Township of Hillsborough will be hauling away our findings for us as well as recycling the tires and other materials.
Photos will be posted shortly to our photos page for this event!
Another Central Jersey Stream Team event is in the books as a success as we look forward to September 24th at 8am, at which time we will reconviene at River Side Park in Piscataway for our next Clean-up.
3/26 73 The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
4/22 304 Earth Day Cleanup!
5/16 50 Bonnie Brae Event #1 (Robert Street)
5/22 118 Green Brook! Clean Brook!
5/29 38 Operation Clean Sweep! (Bonus Event)
6/6 50 Bonnie Brae Event #2 (Robert Street)
6/25 115 Throwback on the South Branch!
7/3 46 Throwback Followup! (Bonus Event)
7/24 45 Second Date with the Queen('s Bridge)!
8/20 87 Neshanic Mills and Thrills!
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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