Stream Cleanups

Volunteers removed almost 13,000 pounds of trash from local rivers and streams on April 6 and 13 during the Watershed’s 13th Annual Stream Cleanup.

Over the past 13, these efforts have helped remove more than 118,000 pounds of garbage with the help of about 6,100 enthusiastic volunteers.

The 2019 cleanups in 13 locations were a great way to get outside, improve the scenic beauty of our region and positively impact our wildlife habitat. Volunteers took home a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento!

We appreciate the continued support of our generous sponsors who made our cleanups possible. Bloomberg, American Rivers, Lilly, Colgate-Palmolive, and New Jersey Clean Communities have provided volunteers and resources.

2019 Cleanups

April 6

Cranbury: 9 am – 11 am
Village Park

Ewing: 9 am – 11 am
Home Depot at 1621 N. Olden Ave.

Lawrence: 9 am – 11 am
Colonial Lake Park

Montgomery: 9 am – 11 am
Veterans Park at 235 Harlingen Road

Princeton: 9 am – 11 am
Grover Park, behind Princeton Shopping Center

Trenton: 9 am – 11 am
George Page Park

April 13

East Windsor: 9 am – 11 am
Etra Lake Park

Franklin & New Brunswick: 9:30 am – noon
Meet at St Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 285 Hamilton St.

Hightstown: 9 am – 11 am
Peddie Lake Parking Lot at 1 N. Main St.

Millstone Twp.: 9 am – noon
Court Building at 215 Millstone Rd.

Monroe & Jamesburg: 9 am – 11am
Grace M. Breckwedel Middle School at 13 Augusta St.

Plainsboro: 9 am – 11 am
Municipal Center at 641 Plainsboro Rd.

Watershed Reserve: 9am – 11am
Pond House off of Wargo Road

Ewing, Lawrence, & Trenton cleanup locations are part of a collaborative South Jersey Scrub initiative. What is a scrub? A strategic, organized cleanup initiative that targets a particular watershed, county, or region. A scrub is a way for community members to take action together in one or more cleanup events over a period of time for a big impact. Check out sjscrub.org for more info or to mark a trash hotspot near you!

Cleanup Stats
To Date

12 years

5,435 volunteers participated

105,000 pounds (52.5 tons) of garbage removed