South Jersey Scrub Scheduled

Are you tired of seeing tires line riverbanks? Are you sick of seeing plastic bags and straws sitting in gutters? Are you champing to champion a community event, or are you a voracious volunteer? Then get out and get involved in the third annual South Jersey Scrub!

From March 28 through April 26, New Jerseyans from Trenton to Cape May will do some serious spring cleaning to keep the Garden State looking beautiful and prevent litter from getting into our waterways. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is a proud partner in this month-long effort.

A scrub is a strategic, organized cleanup initiative that targets a particular watershed, county, or region. The South Jersey Scrub is to prevent trash from reaching the Delaware River by focusing on the lower Delaware River Watershed. Last year, there were 30 recorded cleanups and 943 volunteers who collected a total of 1,615 bags of litter.

Let’s top last year’s numbers! Go to southjerseyscrub.org and click on the “volunteer” link to help out. People can also go to the website to report trash hot spots and register community cleanups. Data from each cleanup, such as how much trash was collected, unusual finds, and other information, can additionally be posted to the site. Besides PDE, core partners for this year’s South Jersey Scrub include the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Program.

For more about the Scrub, contact Erica Rossetti at 302-655-4990, ext. 122 or erossetti@delawareestuary.org.

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