Upcoming Community Cleanup Days in Mercer County

Upcoming Community Cleanup Days in Mercer County

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Believe it or not, it’s spring! With snow finally melting, there are plenty of community cleanup opportunities throughout Mercer County in April.

If your organization or group has any cleanups scheduled in April, please feel free to leave a comment after this article with details and contact information!

Upcoming community cleanup days and sponsors include:

Mercer County Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew

Friday, April 6, Roebling Park, Hamilton, 1-3 p.m.

Come help maintain Mercer County Park Commission’s trail systems with some hands-on fun. For more information about Trail or Stewardship Crew, contact Land Steward Jillian Stark at jstark@mercercounty.org or call (609) 303-0718.

 

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 14, Colonial Lake, Lawrence, 9-11 a.m.; Port Mercer Canal House, Quakerbridge Road, Lawrence, 1-3 p.m.;

Saturday, April 21, Etra Lake, Disbrow Hill Road, East Windsor, 9-11 a.m.; Peddie Lake, 101 N. Main St., Hightstown, 9-11 a.m.; Watershed Reserve Pond House, Wargo Road, Hopewell Township, 1-3 p.m.

 

Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Clean Communities Day

Friends of Hopewell Valley (FoHVOS) in partnership with Hopewell Township, Saturday, April 14, 8am-12pm. Meet at the Public Works Department, 203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road. Work for two hours and receive a T-shirt and earn money for the nonprofit of your choice. For more information, email bcraighead@fohvos.org.

 

Earth Weekend at the Nature Center

Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton.

There will be special collection bins for certain tough-to-recycle items. Bring your chip bags, juice pouches and other listed items in exchange for a special gift from the nature center. Stop inside for hands-on DIY projects for turning old items into new treasures. This program is free. Contact: (609) 888-3218 or www.mercercountyparks.org.

 

AmeriCorps Stream Monitoring Part 1

Thursday, April 12, 7-9 p.m., Historic Hunt House Barn, Blackwell Road, Hopewell Township.

PART ONE: Indoor Training

You can help monitor stream health by looking for macro-invertebrates (critters seen with the naked eye) and collecting water samples in the Sourland streams. No experience necessary. Attend the two-part training presented by AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Fairfax Hutter and Sourland Conservancy intern Lucas Norfleet. Space is limited. Registration is required; please follow the link http://tiny.cc/SourlandStreams.

Sponsored by the Sourland Conservancy, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Central Delaware Watershed, Raritan Headwaters Association and Mercer County Park Commission.

 

AmeriCorps Stream Monitoring Part 2

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Fiddler’s Creek Preserve

PART TWO: Field Training

You can help monitor stream health by looking for macro-invertebrates (critters seen with the naked eye) and collecting water samples in the Sourland streams. No experience necessary. Take part in a field training presented by AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Fairfax Hutter and Sourland Conservancy intern Lucas Norfleet. Space is limited. Registration is required; please follow the link http://tiny.cc/SourlandStreams.

 

Mercer County Park Commission Stewardship Crew

Friday, April 20, 1-3 p.m. at Baldpate Mountain. Learn and apply techniques for controlling the non-native invasive plants and help to create a better planet community for our parks and wildlife. For more information about Trail or Stewardship Crew, contact Land Steward Jillian Stark at jstark@mercercounty.org or call (609) 303-0718.

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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