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Delaware River cleanup yields trash, fiberglass boat, bicycles

NEW JERSEY – Delaware River Greenway Partnership staff and volunteers gathered in western New Jersey on Sept. 17 to cleanup a 40- mile stretch along the Delaware River.

The 5th Annual Delaware River Cleanup spanned from northern Hunterdon County to Trenton, NJ. The effort was joined by a volunteer canoe crew out of the Giving Pond Recreation Area in Upper Black Eddy, PA.

The event coincided with National Cleanup Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day.

The successful effort removed impressive amounts of debris from the river including:

  • Over 250 bags of trash and recycling
  • Over 35 tires
  • A fiberglass boat
  • A few bicycles
  • Snorkeling apparatuses
  • Tubing paddles
  • Various debris including mattresses, TVs, construction debris, flotation devices, big pieces of Styrofoam, and foam

Thank you to our volunteers and partners NJ Clean Communities, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

In our next event, Joseph Grabas will present Owning the River: Water Rights and Boundaries on Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. To register for the virtual lecture, click here.

If you see someone dumping or involved in illegal activities, you are urged to call 1-877-927-6337 (1-877-WARN DEP).

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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