HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic River Gateway Project continues apace, thanks to the efforts of the Hawthorne Environmental Commission, Green Team, residents, and Boy Scout 30.  These volunteers gathered on Sunday to work on cleaning up the area and boost the local ecology.  "Thirteen boxes were installed, different sizes to hopefully attract different species," Holly Cowen, Green Team member, told TAPinto Hawthorne.  The bird boxes are particularly intended for wrens, swallows, and woodpeckers.

The Green Team reported collecting four bags and two boxes worth of recyclable materials, they filled thirteen bags and three boxes of garbage, and even collected parts of a car.

The Passaic River Gateway is an endeavor by the Hawthorne Environmental Commission to transform the access to the Passaic River into a public recreation area for fishing, boating, and leisure for residents.  Among the projects are a rain-garden, path, and informative signs.  The Passaic River has also been stocked with fish from the state for nearly two decades.

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