The Hackensack Riverkeeper, a North Jersey environmental group, has announced that it will sponsor a waterfront clean-up at DiDomenico-16th Street Park in Bayonne on Sunday, July 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide tools, gloves, trash bags, and refreshments for volunteers. All are invited to participate. There is no cost or registration involved for families or individuals. Look for the big white tent and mobile clean-up unit on the lower level of the park, near the boat ramp on Newark Bay. Check in with Operations Director Lisa Ryan to get started.
Any group or organization that wishes to participate should bring no more than ten people. Group leaders should register in advance by calling Lisa Ryan at 201-968-0808 to help the Riverkeeper determine the amount of supplies needed for the day.
The clean-up involves working from shore and from canoes. Participants must be age 18 or over to paddle a canoe. As a safety precaution, Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell will have a Fire Department boat stationed in Newark Bay. Volunteers should wear clothing that they would not mind getting dirty in. The event will take place, light rain or shine only.