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General Category => Hackensack Discussion => Topic started by: just watching on November 02, 2015, 01:20:45 am

Title: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: just watching on November 02, 2015, 01:20:45 am
Does anyone know if Hackensack is having a cleanup day this Fall ?  For the volunteers to clean up parks, riverfront, etc.
Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: Editor on November 04, 2015, 02:11:02 pm
http://www.hackensack.org/events/?FeedID=956

On Saturday November 14, 2015
 The City of Hackensack will participate in
“Make a Difference Day”
Part of the Clean Communities Program

9am – 10am: Groups check in at The Hackensack Performing Arts Center 102 State Street for coffee and muffins courtesy of “Java’s Brewin” (270 Main Street in Hackensack). Gloves and trash bags will be available.
10am – Noon: Groups will disperse to parks and common areas throughout the City of Hackensack
Noon – 1pm: Groups return to 102 state Street for complementary pizza and refreshments.

 If your organization would like to participate please contact The Clean Communities Coordinator at 201- 820-3007.
Title: Re: Clean Communities Day
Post by: Editor on November 08, 2015, 05:11:42 pm
We have other commitments next Saturday so Marley and I took a ride over the Borg's Woods today and picked up some trash.  Don't worry.  There's plenty left. Some observations:

- Lots of wrappers for flavored cigars, presumably for blunts. (Hey you smoking mother nature: pick up after yourself or buy a vaporizer).
- Lots of empty cans of sugary soft drinks in the same general vicinities as the cigar wrappers. 
- Lots of empty water bottles. 

Any reason we can't put one trash receptacle at the entrance? 

- The leaves make garbage a little harder to spot so keep your eyes peeled.
- Someone built a shelter.  Looks like a Boy Scout project.  No sign of anyone living in there but who knows.
- The park sign came down. 

We'll also hit Baldwin Park on the way to/from school over the next several days.

Have fun next weekend.
 
Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: just watching on November 08, 2015, 10:48:52 pm
There was a trash receptacle, and neighbors demanded it be removed.  They thought that people would use it for their household garbage, and otherwise just didn't want to look at it.  I agree there should be one one at Allen Street, and even more important for one at Byrne Street. It seems that lots of pedestrian visitors to Borg's Woods first visit the 7/11 at Passaic Street and The Esplanade. And by the time they reach Borg's Woods via Byrne Street, they are finished with their drink, and they just throw the container or bottle in the woods.  Ignorant.
Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: Editor on November 14, 2015, 05:05:13 pm
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Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: Editor on November 15, 2015, 08:54:25 am
http://www.northjersey.com/mobile/news/environment/volunteers-spruce-up-hackensack-1.1455725
Title: Speaking of clean communities.........
Post by: BLeafe on June 13, 2019, 10:00:17 am
The Hackensack Mourning Dove Rest Room Arch is in need of a cleansing rain.


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Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: ericmartindale on October 25, 2019, 05:54:38 am
CLEANUP DAY: Saturday 10/26/2019 is Clean Communities Day, aka Slam Dunk the Junk. The event is held twice a year, and draws over 200 people. It's mostly non-profits and churches that are organizing volunteers to clean various areas.  We clean most of the city's parks, nature areas, the riverfront, the railroads, etc.

9 AM: Registration & Free Breakfast: Volunteers meet at the HACPAC Performing Arts Center on State & Atlantic Street. They give out bags and gloves.  Lots of food.

10AM; Volunteers disperse to their designated cleanup locations. My group is sponsored by The Summit Church, and we are cleaning Borg's Woods.

12 noon: Return to HACPAC, free lunch, T-shirts, and other gifts. Tell them how many bags were left to remove. Free lunch is provided, again lots of food.

It's all paid for by a State grant available to any city or town that wants to participate. Come hungry, there's always lots of food. Hackensack has one of the largest and best programs running. It's coordinated by Greg Liosi, Director of the Arts Dept in Hackensack.
Title: Re: Clean Communities Day ?
Post by: ericmartindale on October 27, 2019, 03:40:23 am
there was the most phenomenal turnout ever for the Cleanup Day. It looked like 250 - 300 people, so many that the organizers are having a hard time keeping up with everything. They ran out of plates, they ran out of shirts and give aways, but they did have enough food. The Riverkeeper group alone turned out 79 volunteers to clean the riverfront from Route 4 to the northern tip of Hackensack. I saw Councilman Sims down there, greeting some of the volunteers.