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Several groups participate in record-breaking annual waterways cleanup.

The Bridgeton High School Girls Tennis Team helped beautify Piney Point and Sunset Lake.
Citizens United of the Maurice River removed 75 bags of waste from Alliance Beach.
Citizens United of the Maurice River removed 75 bags of waste from Alliance Beach.

The Authority hosted its 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup, sponsored by the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program. The cleanup took place on Saturday, September 30. The Waterways Cleanup was held in conjunction with the annual Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), hosted by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. The ICC is a global event that allows volunteers worldwide to clean litter and debris from lakes, rivers, streams, bays, and beaches.

With the help of The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities program, a total of 153 people registered for the cleanup. The Authority’s Clean Communities program provided gloves, trash bags, and trash pickup after the event to ensure proper disposal. A total of 2.83 tons (5,660 pounds) of waste and car tires were removed from various locations in Cumberland County and were properly disposed at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex.

The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program thanks all the volunteers who participated in the record-breaking event. The following groups and volunteers took part in the 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup: Citizens United of the Maurice River, Downe Township Green Team, Bridgeton High School Girls Tennis Team, Amcor Millville, Cohansey Area Watershed Association, Joan Maloney and Friends, Greenwich Action Alliance, The Hoerl Family, The D’Agostino/DeFrancisco Family, Dante DeFeo, Katie Edminster, Madison Hagerty, and Myriam Leriche.

“It was great to see so many Cumberland County residents come together to make the 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup a safe, successful, and record-breaking event,” says Samantha DeFrancisco, Cumberland County Clean Communities Coordinator. “As always, I want to thank all our volunteers, community groups, and The Authority’s Clean Communities team for their continuous efforts, as we strive to keep Cumberland County beautiful!”

“The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program are proud to celebrate 31 years of successful cleanup events. The Authority would like to thank its volunteers, as we work together to improve your tomorrow,” said Robert Nedohon, Chairman.

For more information on the Cumberland County Clean Communities Programs, visit theauthoritynj.com/clean-communities/.

If you or someone you may know would like to volunteer in a litter cleanup, contact Samantha DeFrancisco at samdefrancisco@theauthoritynj.com or at 856-825-3700, ext. 1270.