Volunteers Needed For April 17 River Cleanup

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RAHWAY – The annual Cub Scout Pack 30/Boy Scout Troop 330 Rahway River clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.

The focus of this year’s cleanup will be the section of the North Branch of the Rahway River upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park. In Rahway, the Rahway River Association, Rahway High School Social Action Club and the Rahway Environmental Commission will be participating.

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Volunteers should meet at the parking area adjacent to the waterfall of the Rahway River by the dam at Winfield Park at 8:45 a.m. The clean-up will generally be between 9 a.m.-1 p.m., but any amount of time or effort that residents can volunteer is appreciated. As always, there is a large volume of debris and garbage to pick up, particularly downstream of the dam in the area where the floodplain widens out. This includes tires and other large debris, and of course floatables (cans, bottles, plastics, etc).

In 2009, over 200 people participated, including girl scouts, cub scouts, boy scouts, fishermen, local activists and citizens.

All participants should wear jeans, long-sleeved shirts, gloves and boots, and waders are welcome for folks who like to really get into the water. Each participant is also asked to bring a standard 5-gallon carry bucket with a handle with their name on the bottom to make it easier to transfer found trash to garbage bags.

No RSVP is required. For more information e-mail  rivercleanup@comcast.net.


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