Central Jersey Stream Team
Central Jersey Stream Team

May 18, 2019 - Green Brook Park Cleanup in Plainfield - Round 2!   9:30am - 12:30pm

Please join CJST as we return to Green Brook Park in Plainfield and North Plainfield.  The Green Brook flows through this park after passing through the highly urbanized areas of Plainfield where it picks up a lot of litter and dumped trash.  We made a good dent last year but it still needs some extra TLC.  We will again be partnering with our friend Cathy Cole, a local resident and environmental champion.  We will work a bit upstream and downstream of where we were last year and maybe one of the tributaries.  The stream here is knee deep or less in most places so there will be an opportunity to wade in to pull out trash.  Please bring tall boots or waders, or wear some old sneakers that can get wet!  Of course there is plenty of opportunity to clean along the banks for those who don't want to go in the water.  We will be working with Union County Parks who will handle trash disposal. 

The event begins at 9:30 AM on Park Drive between Clinton Avenue and West End Avenue in Plainfield north of Route 28 We will be closer to the CLinton Avenue side.  Park along the road or in the small lot.  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.  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 or wet!  Bring waders if you have them and want to get in the water.  And dress for the weather!

 

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.

 

May 4, 2019 - Let's Clean Up the Streams!

Dunellen Cleanup 9:00am - 12:00pm

CJST and Dunellen Borough will be cleaning the Bonygutt Brook and its tributaries in Dunellen!  We'll be picking up trash in the wooded areas and along the banks of the streams on the south side of town.  Lots of litter and som flooding debris.
  
The event begins at 9:00 am. We will meet at the Dunellen Fire House at 231 S. Madison Ave, Dunellen 08812 and then split up to different locations.
 
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. Waters, snacks, and supplies will be provided!
Volunteer Instructions:

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

2. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing you don't mind getting wet or dirty! If you plan on cleaning near or in the stream we recommend wearing tall waterproof boots, waders, or old sneakers you don't mind getting wet.

4. We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, sunscreen, bug spray, and water for volunteers.
 
So come on out! We look forward to restoring this small piece of the watershed 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.

 

3/31/2019 - Green Brook Cleanup

CJST will be assisting Surfrider Foundation (Jersey Shore Chapter) in an emergency clean-up at the Green Brook!
There's a lot of work to do on land because of the major flooding from last summer!  Over 95% of the debris is PLASTIC and will inevitably flow downstream into the river or ocean.  
The event begins at 12:00 pm. We will meet at 275 Greenbroork Rd. Green Brook Township 08812.
 
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. Waters, snacks, and supplies will be provided!

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! Please dress for the weather and in layers since you will get warm while cleaning.

4. We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, sunscreen, bug spray, light breakfast, and water for volunteers.
 

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

Please contact Jens Riedel at jens.riedel@cjstreamteam.org or (908) 240-1346 or
Mike: chair@jerseyshore.surfrider.org, if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.

 

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