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Staib Park Cleanup this Sunday
« on: August 02, 2013, 11:08:42 AM »
http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/river_cleanups.html

A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper's mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the many River Cleanups we host in various locations in the watershed.



At most cleanups, we work on foot to clear trash and other debris from the banks of the river as well as pulling trash out of the river from canoes. Cleanups generally last about four hours, and Hackensack Riverkeeper provides all the canoes, PFDs (personal flotation devices), paddles, hip waders, garbage bags, gloves, pickup sticks, meals and refreshments that you will need to get the job done. Just be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Individuals and families are encouraged to just show up and get to work. Groups of less than 10 from within the watershed are welcome, but we ask that you let us know how many folks you're planning to bring so we can be sure to have enough food and supplies on hand. There is no age requirement to participate, but children must be supervised. You must be 18 or older to PADDLE a canoe (some exceptions may be made based upon experience level, and two paddlers are required per canoe).

If your group (scouts, schools, civic groups, corporations) would like to organize a "charter" cleanup on a date and location of your choice, one can be arranged for a minimum donation of $1,500 to help us cover costs and sustain the public cleanup program. For more information, or to be placed on our contact list, please sign up below or contact Sarah at 201-968-0808, or sarah@hackensackriverkeeper.org. 

Sunday, August 4, 10 AM - 2 PM, Staib Park, Hackensack



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Re: Staib Park Cleanup this Sunday
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 02:21:21 PM »
Westwood Cub Scout Pack helps clean up Staib Park in Hackensack
Thursday, September 5, 2013 Pascack Valley Community Life



Recently five boys and three adult leaders from Westwood Cub Scout Pack 350 participated in Hackensack Riverkeepers cleanup of Staib Park in Hackensack. The volunteers collected six bags of garbage and some large pieces of trash from along the banks of Johnson Creek. This cleanup has qualified all attendees for their International Messengers of Peace award. Pack 350 is busy planning a full year of fun and community service. Anyone who has a boy in Grades 1-5 who would be interested in joining the pack should contact Cubmaster Drew Douma at cubscouts350@Gmail.com. People can also check out our Packs events on Westwood Cub Scouts 350s Facebook page. Any non-profit organization that could benefit from the assistance of a willing group of small hands can also reach out to the group for help.