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Annual Community Waterways Cleanup

The Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) invites community members and groups to participate in its Annual Community Waterways Cleanup event on September 28. This event is being held in conjunction with the annual Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, hosted in New Jersey by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. Volunteers worldwide, including New Jersey, will clear litter and debris from lakes, streams, rivers, bays, and beaches.

Registration is encouraged; all individual and group volunteers can visit for registration forms and more information. Registration forms are to be submitted no later than Friday, September 13. Participants are welcome to choose their favorite waterway cleanup site to remove trash and unwanted debris. Kits with the supplies needed for safe trash collection, including free giveaways, will be provided as part of this community event. The CCIA will also provide proper disposal of debris and trash collected.

“There’s something about the natural beauty of Cumberland County that takes your breath away. The waterways that flow through this county only magnify this attraction. The waterways play an important part in our lives here in Cumberland County through fishing, boating, kayaking, drinking water in our wells, swimming, and living space for native wildlife. The Annual Community Waterways Cleanup is an event to enjoy these resources while preserving them for generations to come,” says Loretta Pregartner, Recycling and Clean Communities coordinator.

For more information, contact Pregartner at 856.825.3700 x1270 or

In addition to its environmental related initiatives, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority is responsible for the development, financing and project management of projects and programs most vital to sustaining the economic and environmental future of the County and the state of New Jersey. The Authority works in tandem with the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders to foster greater economic growth, business development and quality of life for all Cumberland County residents.