Please join CJST for our first official cleanup outside the Raritan watershed when we help our friends at the Rahway River Watershed Association clean a section of the river behind city hall and
the library in Rahway. This site is full of tires, shopping carts, and other junk and really needs a good cleaning. This section of river is tidal so we're going to be chasing the
low tide when the river bottom becomes accessible. I won't sugarcoat it, this will be a wet and muddy one! We will wade in to pull out trash using a few boats for transport. Please
bring tall boots or waders, or wear some old sneakers that can get wet and dirty! Of course there is plenty of opportunity to clean along the banks for those who don't want to go in
the water. The water team will also need help moving the junk from the river to the disposal area. Rahway DPW will be handling trash disposal. We hope that many of our regular
volunteers will make the trip and we expect to welcome many new volunteers!
The event begins at 11:00 AM and will end around 2:00 PM. Please meet next to the library at 2 City Hall Plaza in Rahway. There is plenty of parking. Look for the CJST truck and trailer. Join us for sign up, instructions and safety and enjoy some food for volunteers after the the cleanup sponsored by the Rahway Public Library! So we can have some solid cleaning time before the tide comes back in, we will not provide the usual breakfast bagels but we will have some snacks available.
Please note that registration/RSVP is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies to bring and get a headcount for lunch. This is especially true if you are bringing a larger group.
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 or wet! Bring waders if you have them and want to get in the water. And dress for the weather! And bring a change of shoes!
We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, and water for volunteers.
So please come on out and help the river! We look forward to restoring this small piece of the Rahway wathershed with you!
Please contact Jens Riedel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908 240-1346 if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.
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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