Central Jersey Stream Team
Central Jersey Stream Team

February 22, 2020 - Manville Floodplain Cleanup

It's cleanup time again!  CJST is starting its 2020 season with a cleanup on the Manville floodplain upstream of Dukes Parkway Park on Saturday, February 22nd. We'll be breaking up into several groups to clear junk accumulated from a previous trash sweep, clean any remaining junk and litter on the floodplain, and clean along the embankment along Dukes Parkway (lots of litter!).  Another group of hardy volunteers will take a bit of a walk to get a few tires near the river including a large tractor tire.  Lots to do!  Many thanks to Manville Borough and Somerset County Parks for trash disposal!

If you've missed your river family (we have!) and you need to scratch that cleanup itch, come on out!

The event begins at 9:00 AM and will end around 1:00 PM. We will meet at Gerber Field (football/soccer) at the intersection of North 13th Avenue and Dukes Parkway East in Manville (use 1250 Dukes Parkway East, Manville in your GPS).

 


Please park on the gravel. Come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety...and enjoy some light breakfast on us!  We'll then break into groups with one group heading to Dukes Parkway Park and working between the guardrail and the river back towards Gerber Field.

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! Please dress for the weather and in layers since you will get warm while cleaning.  We will not be going in the water but there is a small stream to cross which could be muddy.

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 if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.

 

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