Trails and Greenways Committee Hold First Passaic River Clean-Up Event

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The Livingston Trails and Greenways Committee (T&G), in conjunction with the Essex County Environmental Center, the AmeriCorps New Jersey Water Shed ambassador, and the REI co-op, had their first Passaic River Clean-up at the proposed Okner Fields canoe-kayak storage and launch facility on Saturday morning, April 13.

The crew cleaned up the proposed launch and storage area, cleared snags on the river, and picked up bottles, plastic containers, plastic shopping bags, tennis balls, a basket ball and even an aluminum bat that had been caught in the vegetation along and in the river. The volunteers used kayaks and canoes and worked from the proposed launch site south to the Route 10 bridge. More work needs to be done heading north toward the Essex County Environmental Center launch site.



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