Central Jersey Stream Team
Central Jersey Stream Team

Our Next Cleanup Event is Sunday, July 23, 2017!

A Dam Fine Raritan River Cleanup!

Please join CJST for our next cleanup on the main stem of the Raritan River in Bridgewater, Hillsborough and Raritan!  This will be an in-river event from Robert Street in Bridgewater to Orlando Park in Raritan Borough.  We have done this section before but a former junk yard and two dam removal sites make this a section that keeps revealing new junk.  We'll be removing some car parts, a bathtub, the usual floatable trash and, of course, tires! 

The event begins at 8:00 AM at the Orlando Park parking area on Orlando Drive in Raritan Borough (use 67 Orlando Drive, Raritan, NJ 08869 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 on us! 

 

Please note this cleanup is on a Sunday this time.  We're trying to switch it up a bit so that those with busy Saturday schedules can participate.

 

From the parking area, we will shuttle to the launch point at Robert Street.  We will then clean up around the island there and then walk downstream.  Please note that due to thick vegetation, there will not be a land cleanup this time.  Life vests will be provided, but if you do not feel comfortable in the river or don't want to get wet, this is not the cleanup for you.  The water depth is fairly shallow most of the way.  There are areas in this section where the rocks can get very slick so wear footwear that has some tread left.

 

Since we will be in the river, higher or cloudy water will probably cancel the event.  We will try to keep everyone posted.


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 wet and dirty!  We will be in the river so you will get wet.  We need the space in the canoes for trash!

 

3. If you have your own canoe and don't mind using it for trash, please let us know when you RSVP.

4. We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life vests, 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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