Central Jersey Stream Team
Central Jersey Stream Team

2017 Events!!!

2017 Event Dates

February 5 (Sun) (Bonus) 

March 6 (Mon) (BB)

March 11 (Sat)

April 3 (Mon) (BB)

April 22 (Sat) (Earth Day!)

May 1 (Mon)

May 20 (Sat)

June 17 (Sat)

July 23 (Sun)

August 19 (Sat)

September 23 (Sat)

 

TBD - Stay Tuned!

 

 

2017 Tire Count

2/5          2    Duke Pkwy Park Sweep (Bonus Event)

3/6        25    Bonnie Brae Event #1 (Robert Street)

3/11      12    TLC for the D&R! (Griggstown)

4/3        15    Bonnie Brae Event #2 (Robert Street)

4/22      44    Trash Dismissed! (Middlesex HS)

5/1        14    Bonnie Brae Event #3 (Middlesex HS)

5/20      53    Dump the Junk! (South Bound Brook)

 

 

2017 Total!         165

2016 Events!!!

2016 Event Dates

March 26 (Sat)

Earth Day-April 22 (Fri)

May 16 (Mon) (BB) 

May 22 (Sun)

May 29 (Sun) (Bonus)

June 6 (Mon) (BB)

June 25 (Sat)

July 3 (Sun) (Bonus)

July 24 (Sun)

August 20 (Sat)

September 24 (Sat)

October 22 (Sat)

November 12 (Sat)

December 3 (Sat) 

2016 Tire Count

3/26      73    The Gift That Keeps On Giving! (Finderne)

4/22    304    Earth Day Cleanup! (Finderne)

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!

8/28      92    Throwback Followup 2! (Bonus Event)

9/24      91    Fieldville Legacy!

10/22   20     Back in the Green (Brook)! Thomae Park

10/31     1     Bonnie Brae Event #3 (Thomae Park)

11/12   15     Peters Brook Greenway Cleanup

11/21   13     Bonnie Brae Event #4 (Peters Brook)

12/3      7      Manville Lost Valley Cleanup

2016 Total!      1,165

Neshanic Mills and Thrills! South Branch Cleanup!

Saturday, August 20th in Hillsborough and Branchburg!!

Please join CJST for a very special river cleanup bringing us back to one of the original sections of 2013 from the Elm Street Bridge in Neshanic Station past the farms and fields of western Somerset County! Our goal for this event is to clean a roughly 2.2 mile stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River and its banks between Hillsborough and Branchburg. 

 

The event begins at 8:00 AM at the Neshanic Flea Market. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up.

 

Volunteer Instruction:

1.Bring along a friend or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 AM at the Neshanic Flea Market (100 Elm Street, Neshanic Station, NJ 0853).  Please park on the river side of the parking area. 

 

NOTE:  If you are coming from Route 202 down South Branch Road, the bridge at the end of South Branch Road (at Pleasant Run Road) is closed due to construction.  Please follow the detour.

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET!...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen!  No flip-flops! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear sturdy footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Your form message has been successfully sent.

You have entered the following data:

Neshanic Mills and Thrills! South Branch Cleanup!

Please correct your input in the following fields:
Error while sending the form. Please try again later.

Note: Fields marked with * are required

2015 Events!!!

Sunday October 18th in Piscataway!!

CJST October Cleanup w/Bound Brook Presbyterian! Our First in Middlesex! 

Bound Brook/Middlesex Borough/Piscataway/South Bound Brook/Franklin

Please Join CJST for a very special river cleanup bringing us from the Queens Bridge in Bound Brook to Riverside Park in Piscataway! Our goal for this event is to clean a  1-mile stretch of the main stem of the Raritan River and its banks between Bound Brook, Middlesex Borough, Piscataway, South Bound Brook and Franklin. 

 

As we pick up where we left off in September and head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

The event begins at 8:00 am. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up...especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 am at 430 River Road/Riverside Park in Piscataway.

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Your form message has been successfully sent.

You have entered the following data:

CJST October Cleanup w/Bound Brook Presbyterian! Our First in Middlesex!

Please correct your input in the following fields:
Error while sending the form. Please try again later.

Note: Fields marked with * are required

COMPLETED EVENTS INFO

Sunday September 13th

Beyond the Confluence! A Date with the Queen('s Bridge)!

(Bridgewater/Franklin/Bound Brook/South Bound Brook)

Please Join CJST for a very special river cleanup bringing us from the Island Farm Fish Weir at the Raritan & Millstone Rivers Confluence to the Queens Bridge in South Bound Brook! Our goal for this event is to clean a roughly 1+ mile stretch of the main stem of the Raritan River and its banks between Bridgewater and Franklin. 

 

As we pick up where we left off in August and head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

The event begins at 8:00 am. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up...especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 am in Bound Brook at 50 South Main Street. 

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Saturday August 22nd

On to the Weir! (Wait...what's a Weir?)

(Manville/Bridgewater)

Please Join CJST for a very special river cleanup bringing us from Dukes Parkway Park in Manville to the Island Farm Fish Weir at the Raritan & Millstone Rivers Confluence! Our goal for this event is to clean a roughly 1+ mile stretch of the main stem of the Raritan River and its banks between Manville and Bridgewater. 

 

As we pick up where we left off in July and head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

The event begins at 8:00 am. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up...especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 am at Dukes Parkway Park (near the intersection of Dukes Parkway and North Main Street (closest address for GPS is 435 North Main Street)) in Manville, NJ. 

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Sunday July 26th 

Four Towns and a Duke! Part 2!

(Raritan Borough/Somerville/Bridgewater/Hillsborough/Duke Farms)

Please Join CJST for a very special river cleanup spanning the borders of Duke Farms and of 4 towns who's communities have been tremendous supporters of our group! CJST is excited to announce the continuation of "Four Towns and a Duke"! Our goal for this event is to clean a roughly 1+ mile stretch of the main stem of the Raritan River and its banks. We're proud to pick up where we left off in June in Somerville...then it's on to Bridgewater and Manville...all the while bordering our friends in Hillsborough and Duke Farms to the south. 

 

As we pick up where we left off in June and head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

The event begins at 8:00 am. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up...especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 am at the Peter's Brook Greenway trailhead (near the intersection of Route 206 and South Bridge Street) in Somerville, NJ. 

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Four Towns and a Duke!

(Somerville/Bridgewater/Hillsborough/Manville/Duke Farms)

Saturday June 27th 

Please Join CJST for a very special river cleanup spanning the borders of Duke Farms and of 4 towns who's communities have been tremendous supporters of our group! CJST is excited to announce that this will be our first IN-river event to welcoome the summer of 2015. Our goal for this event is to clean a roughly 1+ mile stretch of the main stem of the Raritan River and its banks. We're proud to pick up where we left off in 2013 in Raritan Borough...then it's on to Somerville and Bridgewater...all the while bordering our friends in Hillsborough and Duke Farms to the south. 

 

As we pick up where we left off in 2013 and head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

The event begins at 8:00 am. So come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some breakfast on us.

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up...especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is 8:00 am at Orlando Park on Orlando Drive (just past the golf park off of Route 206) in Raritan Borough, NJ. 

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this beautiful river with you!

See you out on the river!

Sunday May 31st--CJST/Flood Commission Joint Raritan River Cleanup

The Central Jersey Stream Team is very excited to announce plans for our first IN-river event of 2015! We will be collaborating with the Raritan & Millstone Rivers Flood Control Commission to clean a roughly 1 mile long stretch of the Raritan River centered around Dukes Parkway Park in Manville and across the river in Bridgewater NJ. This marks the furthest downstream CJST has ever ventured after having cleaned from Clinton all the way down to Raritan Borough over the last two years.

 

As we head downstream our task doesn't get easier...and we need YOUR help to restore this beautiful stretch of river!

 

CJST is looking for all kinds of volunteers for this event. We will have a team IN the river as per CJST tradition...but we also need some big land teams to make this event a success. So upon registration/rsvp please let us know if you have a preference to which team you would like to volunteer for:

 

1. The IN-River Team--you will get very very wet!

2. The Land Team--you won't get wet but you might get dirty!

 

Please note that registration/rsvp is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up. Especially life jackets if you'd like to wear one for the IN-river team.

 

Volunteer instructions:

1. Bring along a friend or family member or 5! It's going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience! Meetup is from 8:30 to 9:00 am at Duke Parkway Park in Manville NJ. 

 

2. If you are in the river be prepared to get WET...and DIRTY! So dress accordingly. Wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet and dirty...and sunscreen! And if you have a canoe that you'd like to bring along please feel free and let us know...the more cargo space the better!

 

3. If you are on a land team wear footwear and clothing you don't mind getting a little to very dirty...depending on what you might find...and how deep it's buried...and sunscreen!

 

CJST will provide the rest!

Garbage bags, work gloves, tools, life jackets, breakfast and water for volunteers.

 

Now for the other fun part of the day...

The Flood Commission will have a Live Rescue Drill by the Manville/Hillsborough OEM team at 1:00 and there will be many other fire fighter and environmental displays for volunteers to check out!

 

And afterwards if you want to keep on cleaning with CJST we'll be ready for you!

 

See you out on the river!

Wednesday April 22nd

Raritan River Week/CJST--Earth Day Cleanup

(Bridgewater)

The Central Jersey Stream Team is so very proud to be a part of Raritan River Week: From the Headwaters to the Ocean! With our Earth Day event on Wednesday April 22nd, CJST and its incredible volunteers will help to clean up a site very much in need and help bridge the gap between the Headwaters and the Ocean. 

This event will be sandwiched between the events of two incredible organizations-Raritan Headwaters Association (April 18th) and Clean Ocean Action (April 25th).

This is a land based cleanup on the banks of the Raritan River in Bridgewater New Jersey...near the Torpey Athletic Complex (202 Nimitz Street, Bridgewater, NJ) Pass all the fields and look for the access road towards the river on the right.

If water conditions are safe there may be a chance to wade into the river a bit to find trash and tires but it will be a bit chilly in the water still so we will stay on dry land for the most part.

Meetup is at 8:45. Look for signs to find CJST staff.

Breakfast, water and gloves will be provided.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothing you don't mind getting dirty and muddy.

This site is known as the "Infamous Finderne Farms Tire Dump Site". We also like to call it the "Gift That Keeps On Giving". Despite finding and removing over 800 tires here last May we anticipate finding several hundred more. So this is the kind of cleanup that you don't want to miss.

This is a Wednesday so we realize with peoples work schedules that coordinating time for volunteering may be difficult. But this site and doing it on Earth Day means a great deal to CJST and so many else in the community. So on that note...at least 1 member of the CJST staff will be on site till sundown to make sure that volunteers have an opportunity to join the effort after work hours. But if you can take the day off...this is going to be a HUGE event that we'll remember for a long time.
 

Saturday March 28th

"Picking Up" Right Where We Left Off!

(Peters Brook, Somerville NJ)

 Come join CJST for our first event of 2015!

This is a land only cleanup near the banks of the Ol' Raritan near its confluence with the Peters Brook in Somerville NJ.

Meetup is 9 am at the parking lot on South Bridge Street in Somerville near the intersection of Route 206.

 

Breakfast, water and gloves will be provided.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothing you don't mind getting dirty and muddy.

 

We will not be working in the water just yet...but we will have the opportunity to do some great work alongside the Peters Brook Greenway Trail and along the banks of the Raritan River and Peters Brook.

 

Please rsvp so we can be sure to have enough supplies for all volunteers! Can't wait to kick off the 2015 season with a great event and some great volunteers! See you there!

 
 

Time For A Little Unfinished Business! 10/25/14

Come on out and join CJST for a little "Unfinished Business" this Saturday at 9:00 am. Meet up is at Blackpoint Road in Branchburg at the confluence of the Neshanic River. RSVP so we know to look out for you. Hope to see you there River Warriors. Note--we're doing land and water cleanups in the area so getting wet is up to you!

SATURDAY AUGUST 23RD AT 8am

Four zones starting at:

Opie/River Road Bridge--2.0 miles

 

Studdiford Bridge--1.6 miles
 

Route 28 (North Branch)--3.6 miles
 

Robert Street--1.4 miles

 

SUNDAY JULY 27TH AT 8am

 

Come join CJST for our third event on Sunday, July 27th in the heart of
Hunterdon County. The river is beautiful in this stretch but it needs our help
as shown by the amount of trash found during our last event. We need really big
teams for this event because the river splits in this section into many channels
and islands.

 

RSVP today and bring some friends! You can register by emailing Joe at
Joseph.David@cjstreamteam.org to let us know your preference for in-river or
land team and let us know how many friends will be joining you! Or if you will
be bringing a canoe or boat along for the ride! You can also use the form below
to RSVP but also please email Joe at Joseph.David@cjstreamteam.org as a backup
as we are still fine tuning our website. See you out on the river!

 

Three zones starting at:

 

Old Red Mill (Clinton Town)--2.20 miles

 

Camp Carr--2.00 milesAwossogame Grove--1.52 miles

 

...finishing at Stanton Station.

 

Our meeting point for all volunteers is at Hunts Mills Park in Clinton just
south of Route 78 off of Haver Farm Road. There is ample parking and most
volunteers will launch from the same spot..

 

 

Saturday June 28 at 8:00am

 

Come join CJST for our second event on Saturday June 28th in the heart of beautiful Hunterdon County. The river is beautiful in this stretch but it needs our help. We need really big teams for this event including 3 in-river teams as well as 2 strong land teams.

 

RSVP today and bring a friend or 3. You can do so by emailing Joe at Joseph.David@cjstreamteam.org to let us know your preference for in-river or land team and let us know if you can bring a friend or 5! Or if you will be bringing a canoe or boat along for the ride! You can also use the form below to RSVP but also please email Joe at Joseph.David@cjstreamteam.org as a backup as we are still fine tuning our website. See you out on the river!

 

Three zones starting at:

Stanton Station Road--1.10 miles

 

Route 31 Pull-off--2.18 miles
 

Dart's Mills Pull-off--2.00 miles
 

...finishing at top of Red Rock Lake (Rockafellows Mills)

 

Sunday, June 1 at 8:00am

 

Rockafellows Mills to Blackpoint Road on the South Branch of the Raritan River

 

Four zones starting at:

Rockafellows Mills--1.07 miles
Three Bridges--1.08 miles
Higginsville--1.35 miles
Woodfern--1.32 miles
...finishing up at Blackpoint Road


 

Print Print | Sitemap
© Central Jersey Stream Team