Fanwood Clean Community / Earth Day

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Fanwood will hold its 24th Annual Clean Communities Day on Saturday, April 20th as part of the community’s observance of Earth Day. Help us give the Borough a “spring cleaning”. Grant money was made available for the event through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Individual volunteers of all ages, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, interested organizations and family groups are invited to assemble at 8:30 AM by the Millennium Clock at the south side parking lot of the railroad station.


Participants will be able to enjoy bagels (generously donated by Fanwood Bagels & Deli), donuts and coffee. Each participant will receive a coupon for a slice of pizza from the South Martine Ave. Deli. Earth Day t-shirts, work gloves, pick-up devices and plastic bags will be passed out.  Joanne Gemenden, Union County Recycling Coordinator, will provide participating children with some “goodies”. This year’s special giveaways are “Mini Logo Planter Kits and Sunflower Seeds”.


The 100 or so expected volunteers will be organized into teams with a leader and then transported by the Department of Public Works employees to one of thirteen locations designated for clean-up. These include Forest Park, LaGrande Park, the Carriage House Park, the Borough Hall, the Fanwood Public Library and the municipal parking areas, as well as the area around the railroad tracks. At no cost to the Borough of Fanwood, NJ Transit will provide two flagmen to provide security for those assigned to this area.


In addition, members of the Fanwood Lions Club will pick-up litter along Fanwood’s stretch of South Avenue. 


Clean Community Day has become a right of spring in Fanwood. Not only does it generate community spirit and volunteerism, but, it makes a tangible contribution to the community by removing tons of litter. It also provides an instructive experience for participating children on the negative aspects of littering.


Questions concerning this event can be answered by calling the Fanwood Public Works Department at 908-322-7404.


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