Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he and the Bayonne City Council are inviting community members and groups to take part in a citywide Earth Day clean-up in Bayonne on Saturday, April 30.  Mayor Davis said, “Earth Day 2022 will provide residents a great opportunity to volunteer to clean up and beautify our city.  It’s a day when we can work together building community spirit and a cleaner Bayonne.” 

          Mayor Davis continued, “There was an impressive turnout of 800 volunteers throughout the community for our previous Earth Day clean-up.  I look forward to a continuation of that great effort in 2022.”

          City officials are inviting individuals, community organizations, and other groups of volunteers to sign up to clean a specific area of the community on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Interested organizations and individuals are invited to register as a team.  People can either form a team to participate, or the organizers can place individuals on a team near where they live.  In recent years, various teams, local businesses, and community groups have taken part.  Mayor Davis said, “We would like to encourage all of them to sign up again for the 2022 clean-up.  We would also welcome new groups and individuals to join in the Earth Day clean-up activities.”  Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible, in order to get a designated clean-up area.  The Department of Public Works is coordinating the clean-up with the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  To register, please contact Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Any businesses or organizations that would like to co-sponsor the clean-up should contact Dee Dee. 

Teams will be asked to take photos of the garbage bags collected, so that they can be displayed on Facebook. The group with the most garbage bags will win a pizza party with Mayor Davis.  

          After taking part in the citywide clean-up, all participating teams and individuals are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the lower level of DiDomenico 16th Street Park, below the foot of West 16th Street, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.  The celebration will include a bounce house ride, food, and entertainment, along with advocates promoting environmental education.

Mayor Davis concluded, “We should all help our community and our planet on Earth Day and throughout the year.  Let’s have a successful, citywide clean-up on Saturday, April 30.”