Volunteers remove trash from the Rockaway River


PARSIPPANY — The Department of Public Works conducted the 10th Annual Rockaway River Clean-up on Saturday, August 6. Volunteers met at the Lake Hiawatha Swim Club at 8:00 a.m. The Township supplied gloves, garbage bags, grab sticks and safety gear to facilitate in the clean up.

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The team cleaned up areas around the Rockaway River, along Lake Shore Drive, Knoll Road, Vail Road and Greenbank Road.

Over a dozen bags of trash were collected and other debris removed including trash floating inside the river and tree debris blocking the passage ways.

Council Vice President Robert Peluso participated in the clean up as well as Director of Human Services Michele Picone.

Clean Communities Coordinator Eddie Celardo and Department of Public Works Director Greg Schneider directed the efforts.