Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bloomfield Celebrates Earth Day April 19th

The Township of Bloomfield Recycling Committee is sponsoring a
town-wide cleanup as part of Earth Day activities around the nation
and the world - to call attention to the need to care for and save the

It will be headquartered in Brookside Park at the corner
of Broad St. and Bay Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April
19th. Participants will be given gloves, green vests and plastic
bags to collect trash and recyclables not only in Brookside Park but
in other parts of Bloomfield as well.

Families are encouraged to join in this effort with their

Bloomfield High School students will focus on cleaning up
the JFK Drive area by Foley Field. All volunteers will go out in
teams to places of their choice to collect trash, newspapers and
commingled items (bottles and cans) in separate bags so that much of
what is collected can be recycled.

The Department of Public Works will have trucks available
to cart the material away. Used batteries can be brought to the park.

Earth Week will wind up upstream at Clark's Pond with a cleanup sponsored by Friends of Clark's Pond & Third River on Sunday the 27th from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

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