Cleanups, cleanups, cleanups!
Over 1,900 volunteers of all ages join Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA) for Earth Day, April 22, to remove nearly 18 tons of litter and trash from river and stream banks! These cleanups took place in Mercer, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris and Middlesex counties with most of the trash coming from the banks of the Raritan River and it's tributaries (such as the Millstone River) and the Delaware & Raritan Canal.
This was SBMWA's 11th year of cleanups throughout their watershed with events in 11 municipalities, including Princeton, Lawrence, Plainsboro, and Franklin. They provided a second weekend of cleaning up on April 29th for those that couldn't come on a very busy Earth Day. This was RHA's 27th year of cleaning up local communities and included some locations in the lower section of the Raritan River in New Brunswick!
Check out their websites to learn more about volunteering in the future and what else these organizations are up to.