Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hackensack River Cleanup Event in River Edge

For Immediate Release

Contact: Gregg Ogden
Chairman, River Edge EPC

Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. Announces Latest River Cleanup Event; River Edge Environmental Protection Commission Pitches In On April 27

River Edge, NJ - Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. is once again partnering with the River Edge Environmental Protection Commission for their annual Hackensack River cleanup, set to take place on Saturday, April 27. The yearly event, allows River Edge residents to assist with the cleanup of their region of the Hackensack River. The 2013 cleanup will run from 10 am through 2 pm, beginning at Kenneth B. George Park.

Volunteers will work on foot to help remove trash and debris from the banks of the Hackensack River. Participants will also have the option to sail onto the river via canoes to removes debris from deeper portions of the water. Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. asks that each participant wears appropriate work attire. Canoes, paddles, hip waders, garbage bags, gloves and pick-up sticks will be provided to all volunteers. All paddlers must be 18 years of age or older.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to give a hand at this free event. It is asked that children under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult. Upon conclusion of the cleanup, Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. and River Edge EPC will provide refreshments to all who assist in the cleanup effort. For more information, please contact Gregg Ogden, Chairman of the River Edge EPC at, or Sarah Menchise, Outreach Coordinator of Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. at 201-968-0808.

-- Anthony Smith

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