BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Showing a little extra love and care for the planet on Earth Day, a group of over 50 volunteers from the Bridgewater Chinese American Association spent a day picking up garbage in Kids Street Park and the Bridgewater municipal soccer field.
Equipped with large garbage bags, grabbers and gloves, 28 children and 23 parents from 20 families in Bridgewater worked in teams, walking back and forth in the park and sports field, and grabbing anything that didn't fit with the natural scenery.
“We want to help the earth until it’s like before us," said Eisenhower Intermediate School fifth grader Sharon Lin. "And the only way to do it is step by step, bottle by bottle."
"I love Bridgewater and I want to do this to make it more beautiful," added Victoria Wang, a second grader from Van Holten School.
Other children agreed.
"My mom wants me here because she said it is important," said 5-year-old Katie Cui.
Henry Wang, president of BCAA whose team organized the event, said the kids learned a lot from the event.
"They get excited about nature and find that taking care of the environment is something all of us could do and should do," he said. "We all love Bridgewater and we want to build a better community together.”
Wang thanked Bridgewater Township Health Department's strong support.