TIRES. so. VERY. many. TIRES!
WHAT: A clean-up of the Old Bridge portion of the South River floodplain
WHEN: Saturday March 21, 12:30-3 pm
WHERE: Park at Miller Elementary School / 2 Old Matawan Rd / Old Bridge, NJ 08857, follow signs to the clean-up staging area behind the school
WHO: The LRWP, our Central Jersey Stream Team friends, Middlesex County Division of Parks, and the Township of Old Bridge
WHY: What better way to celebrate the vernal equinox than with a clean-up?!
It is not just tires, there is plenty of other litter in the floodplain – we’ll need folks willing to pick up plastic bottles and cans as well as those who can heave, hoist and lift the larger items.
Some 30 tires are stuck on the river bottom near Highland Park’s Donaldson Park. The LRWP and our Central Jersey Stream Team friends have wanted to get in there all year. Saturday October 26 is our last chance for a super low tide in 2019, and if the weather holds out we should be able to wrestle these guys out of the muck.
This will be a VERY muddy clean-up, requiring muscle and perseverance. There are few small items to collect in this area it is mostly buried tires.
Registration starts at 12:30pm, we want to get out onto the mud flats quickly to take advantage of the low tide at 2:11pm. We expect to have things wrapped up by 3pm.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear that can get wet and (VERY) muddy.
Please park by the basketball courts, we will fan out onto the mud flats from there.
Registration requested. This is a “shine only” event, and we will not hold the clean up if the water is high because of recent rain. Please be sure to check our event page for updated information.