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Municipal Day

Municipal Day

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) hosted municipal officials from several of its 48 member/contributing municipalities for PVSC Municipal Day on May 12. The objective of the event was to showcase some of the services and programs that the agency – which operates the country’s fifth-largest wastewater treatment plant – offers to its municipalities.
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Montclair High School Students Visit PVSC Lab

Montclair High School Students Visit PVSC Lab

PVSC hosted students from the Montclair High School Environmental Club for Lab Day in April. The primary objective of the event was to showcase various careers within the sciences, raise awareness of the important role labs play in society, and specifically educate on lab procedures and responsibilities.
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Lower Passaic River Blueway Canoe and Kayak Trail

Lower Passaic River Blueway Canoe and Kayak Trail

Working in cooperation with the Lower Passaic and Saddle River Alliance and the National Park Service, PVSC has created the Lower Passaic River Blueway Canoe and Kayak Trail and installed Trail Signs along the route. The funding for this project was comprised of grants from state and federal government with in-kind match provided by PVSC staff.
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PVSC Participates In Queen Of Peace STEM Expo

PVSC Participates In Queen Of Peace STEM Expo

Queen of Peace Elementary School in North Arlington recently held its first ever STEM Expo. It was designed to give students the opportunity to design STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) projects, while working individually or within groups.
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New Administration Building Opens; Public Meeting Room, Executive Offices Dedicated

New Administration Building Opens; Public Meeting Room, Executive Offices Dedicated

It has been more than four years since Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey, inflicting catastrophic and unparalleled damages, which in turn necessitated billions of dollars in repairs. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission was much like the rest of the state – devastated.
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Peckman River Clean-up

Peckman River Clean-up

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) is in the process of de-snagging the Peckman River in the area of Woodland Park and Little Falls. The Peckman River, a tributary of the Passaic River, originates in West Orange and flows northeasterly through Verona, Cedar Grove and Little Falls to its confluence with the Passaic River in Woodland Park.
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Educational Outreach Update – Fall 2016

Educational Outreach Update – Fall 2016

PVSC continued to fulfill its role as good environmental stewards in 2016 by consistently removing debris and other polluting matter from Newark Bay, the Passaic River and its tributaries. Unfortunately, it is not enough. The prevention of pollution has become crucial.
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Completion of Outdoor Classroom in Nutley Announced

Completion of Outdoor Classroom in Nutley Announced

PVSC Chairman Thomas Tucci was recently joined by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Nutley Educational Foundation, and the Nutley Public School District to announce that the outdoor classroom and amphitheater in Essex County Yanticaw Park has been completed.
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High Tech High School Tree Donation

High Tech High School Tree Donation

PVSC donated two large, fallen trees to High Tech High School in North Bergen. PVSC’s River Restoration Program removed both trees from the river after discovering them floating above the Great Falls in Paterson on Earth Day earlier this year.
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Green Infrastructure Municipal Outreach and Technical Assistance Program

Green Infrastructure Municipal Outreach and Technical Assistance Program

In August 2015, PVSC and RCE addressed this concern at the Lincoln Middle School in Kearny. In partnership with this school’s community, a brand new outdoor classroom, rain garden and rainwater harvesting system were installed
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Great Falls Clean-up 2016

Great Falls Clean-up 2016

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) conducts a clean-up on top of the Great Falls in Paterson at least twice a year. This requires diverting the flow of the Passaic River through an adjacent hydroelectric plant owned by Paterson and operated by Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.
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Floatables Removal Program - Skimmer Vessel

Floatables Removal Program - Skimmer Vessel

PVSC’s statutory mission is to protect the environment by “relieving the streams and rivers [within the Passaic Valley River Basin] from pollution....”
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Indian Fish Weir Tire Cleanup

Indian Fish Weir Tire Cleanup

When the Passaic River runs low, a driver crossing the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge (which connects Fair Lawn to Paterson) might be able to make out a long, V-shaped wall of boulders and cobblestones peeking out above the current.
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