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Delaware River & Bay Dash for the Trash Volunteers Clean-Up Miry Run

Logo for the Delaware Dash for the Trash.Logo for AmeriCorps week 2013.

 

The 2nd Annual Delaware River and Bay Blitz - Dash for the Trash was held from March 9-17, 2013. Organized by the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, this week-long event brought together volunteers from all over the watershed to help clean-up sections of the Delaware River and Bay. 

DRBC is a proud supporter of this program and annually hosts the watershed ambassador for Watershed Management Area 11 (WMA 11), which covers the central Delaware portion of New Jersey. 

Jade Greene, 2013 WMA 11 ambassador, led the stream clean-up in Warwick Park, Hamilton, N.J. on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This clean-up focused on Miry Run, a tributary to the Delaware River.

New Jersey Clean Communities of Hamilton, led by Jim Wyrough, graciously provided trash bags and gloves for the volunteers and secured donated coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, which was highly appreciated on a chilly, March day!

Over 35 volunteers joined forces to remove items large and small from Miry Run and the nearby section of Warwick Park. Over 30 bags of recycling (mostly bottles) and four bags of trash were collected. Some of the larger items removed included a treadmill, two armchairs, two shopping carts, and patio furniture.

Congratulations to all involved for a successful clean-up!