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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also e-mail Jim if you plan to participate so he can plan accordingly.