By land and by sea, some 40 volunteers tackled the Kearny Freshwater Marsh on Sunday morning, removing untold bags of trash, a lawnchair,
multiple car and truck tires, and assorted junk.
To all who participated, the Meadowlands Commission offers its warmest thanks.
Leading the charge were the Bergen County Audubon Society and the Northern New Jersey Cachers.
Each group came with about a dozen volunteers, and all worked tirelessly to reinvigorate the marsh and trail.
Chris Takacs won the prize for most unusual collectible — a heavy old fire extinguisher.
The 3/4-mile trail from Gunnel Oval to Bergen Avenue along an abandoned railroad had become an overgrown mess in recent years — now it is accessible to all once again. The marsh itself is noticeably cleaner as well.
A great job by all!
A special thanks to Waste Management for providing the huge Dumpster.
The NJMC's JIm Wright has some tools that belong to volunteers. Please e-mail him here if you are missing anything.
More pix follow on the "jump."