Volunteers Gather on Earth Day to Work at Jonathan's Woods in Denville

POWWW President Jim Florance (right) and POWWW Board member Dave Landry (left) greet Rid Litter Day group Credits: David Binder
POWWW volunteers repair off-road vehicle damage to the parking area at Jonathan's Woods Credits: David Binder
POWWW visitor kiosk with plant-a-pine project plaque and trail maps at Jonathan's Woods Credits: David Binder
Trash collected and ready for pick-up after Rid Litter Day 2017 Credits: David Binder
Jonathan's Woods parking after off-road vehicle repair Credits: David Binder
Volunteers Jonathan Rudge and Branch Watkins trim invasive multiflora rose tangles from a trail Credits: David Binder
POWWW board member Dave Blinder removes recyclables from the Beaver Brook on Rid Litter Day Credits: David Binder
POWWW volunteers create and off-road vehicle blockade Credits: David Binder
POWWW volunteers, members, and board members discuss Rid Litter Day goals Credits: David Binder
Louisiana Waterthrush at Jonathan's Woods in Morris County on Earth Day Credits: David Binder

DENVILLE, NJ - About 20 people braved chilly, damp weather on April 22 to clean litter and perform maintenance work at Jonathan's Woods in Denville.

The work was part of the annual Protect Our Wetlands, Water and Woods (POWWW) Rid Litter Day. The organization provided volunteers with trash bags, gloves, coffee and bagels as well as T-shirts.

"We had a nice turnout," said POWWW's Dave Binder. He said the helpers not only removed litter but also set up off-road vehicle blockades, trimmed unwanted invasive species including wild rose and barberry and did work to help prevent trail erosion.


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