Woodbridge River Cleanup Targets Pumpkin Patch Brook

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WOODBRIDGE – On Saturday, Oct. 9, Mayor John E. McCormac and members of the Municipal Council will join the Woodbridge Township Community Advisory Panel (CAP) and the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to kick-off the 3rd Annual Woodbridge River Clean-Up Project. The 2010 clean-up will target the Pumpkin Patch Brook in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township.

Clean-up teams will muster at the Colonia First Aid Squad building (rear parking lot) along the brook on Hawthorn Avenue, between Amherst and Beekman Avenue at 9 a.m. for the kick-off ceremony and distribution of work assignments.

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The CAP is comprised of representatives from the OEM, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and representatives from the Township-based petro-chemical industry, including: HESS Corporation (Woodbridge); Motiva Enterprises (Sewaren); Hatco-Chemtura Corporation (Fords); Colonial Pipeline Company (Avenel), and other industry representatives.

The CAP-sponsored river clean-up project also includes students from the Environmental & Ecology Clubs from Woodbridge, John F. Kennedy and Colonia High Schools, Township Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts, and other youth and community organizations. The project is funded by members of the CAP Advisory Panel.

For more information, email woodbridgecap@comcast.net


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