The Authority Hosts Record-breaking 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY. (October 23, 2023) –The Authority hosted its 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup, sponsored by the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program. The cleanup took place on Saturday, September 30. The Waterways Cleanup was held in conjunction with the annual Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), hosted by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. The ICC is a global event that allows volunteers worldwide to clean litter and debris from lakes, rivers, streams, bays, and beaches.
With the help of The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities program, a total of 153 people registered for the cleanup. The Authority’s Clean Communities program provided gloves, trash bags, and trash pickup after the event to ensure proper disposal. A total of 2.83 tons (5,660 pounds) of waste and car tires were removed from various locations in Cumberland County and were properly disposed at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex.
The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the record-breaking event. The following groups and volunteers took part in the 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup: Citizens United of the Maurice River, Downe Township Green Team, Bridgeton High School Girls Tennis Team, Amcor Millville, Cohansey Area Watershed Association, Joan Maloney and Friends, Greenwich Action Alliance, The Hoerl Family, The D’Agostino/DeFrancisco Family, Dante DeFeo, Katie Edminster, Madison Hagerty, and Myriam Leriche.
“It was great to see so many Cumberland County residents come together to make the 31st Annual Waterways Cleanup a safe, successful, and record-breaking event,” says Samantha DeFrancisco, Cumberland County Clean Communities Coordinator. “As always, I want to thank all our volunteers, community groups, and The Authority’s Clean Communities team for their continuous efforts, as we strive to keep Cumberland County beautiful!”
“The Authority and the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program are proud to celebrate 31 years of successful cleanup events. The Authority would like to thank its volunteers, as we work together to improve your tomorrow,” said Robert Nedohon, Chairman.
For more information on the Cumberland County Clean Communities Programs, please visit www.theauthoritynj.com/clean-communities/. If you or someone you may know would like to volunteer in a litter cleanup, please contact Samantha DeFrancisco at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 856-825-3700×1270.
In addition to its environmental related initiatives, The Authority is responsible for the development, financing and project management of projects and programs most vital to sustaining the economic and environmental future of Cumberland County and the State of New Jersey. The Authority works in tandem with the Cumberland County Board of Chosen County Commissioners to foster greater economic growth, business development and quality of life for all Cumberland County residents.