The Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, NY-NJ Baykeeper, Monmouth County Clean Communities and The AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program are seeking volunteers to help clean up Riverside Gardens Park located along Matawan Creek in the Cliffwood Beach area of Aberdeen Township, NJ this Sunday morning, November 19 starting at 10:00am.
The area is unfortunately one of the dirtiest areas in the Bayshore region and needs your help to clean it up for all species to enjoy!
The creek is home to a diversity of fish, crabs, and birds including Ospreys or fish hawks. The creek is also known for the infamous 1916 shark attack, the inspiration for the book and movie JAWS.
Please help us clean up an often overlooked site of New Jersey's rich ecology and history.
A lot of people would be surprised to see so much trash near a beautiful waterway.
WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017
TIME: 10:00AM TO 12:00PM
MEETING LOCATION: Along Riverdale Drive in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen Township, near Highway 35.
Physical Address: Near 350 Riverdale Drive, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07735
On-street parking only
No Registration Needed. Everyone is welcome!Join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, meet friendly people, and do something good for the environment. A clean and healthy environment is critical to the overall health of people that live there.
Students or scouts who participate in the cleanup will earn community service hours.
Garbage bags will be provided. Attendees should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Waders or high boots are best. Please bring gloves.
Event will take place weather permitting. Heavy rain, snow or strong winds will cancel.
The Bayshore belongs to everyone!
Be part of the solution to creek pollution!
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5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell