Our Next Cleanup: Sunday, Mill Creek Marsh!

Our next cleanup is Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. 

This beautiful 207-acre marsh and park (see photo above) had several downed trees and lots of washed-up debris from  Hurricane Sandy, and we want return the site to a semblance of normal so it can be reopened soon — possibly next week.

Work crews have cut up fallen trees, cleaned up dead-Phragmites debris, called "wrack," and cleared many of the paths. Alas, much of the site is still strewn with litter of all sorts — and that's where the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon need your help.

We will be picking up trash and recyclables – glass bottles, metal cans and plastics. 

DSCN2352You might even find neat stuff like this  kitsch found last Sunday by a cleanup crew in Harrier Meadow (see photo at left.)

Participants must wear work gloves and protective clothing and footwear and sign a liability release.

The release will be available on Sunday, and is also ready for download now (upper left-hand corner of the blog).

The Meadowlands Commission is providing coffee and doughnuts to volunteers.

Directions to Mill Creek Marsh are listed on the left-hand side of the blog.

Participants must be at least 16 years old; 16- and 17-year-old participants must have the liability release signed by a parent or guardian.

If you would like to receive an e-mail notification of future cleanups, or get more information, please e-mail the NJMC’s Jim Wright at jim.wright@njmeadowlands.gov. Also e-mail Jim if you plan to participate so he can plan accordingly.

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