MORRISTOWN, NJ - Spring has officially arrived…and with it an acute awareness of this year’s especially harsh and damaging winter. Branches and trash that typically accumulate in bushes, parks and along roads and walkways during the cold months is more pervasive than usual, patiently awaiting clean-up so Morristown’s greenery can grow and flowers bloom unimpeded.

This year, the Morristown Beautiful and Morristown Clean Communities co-sponsored Spring Clean-Up will be held on Saturday, April 21. Volunteers of all ages and abilities from throughout the community are invited to participate in this annual town-wide event. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. behind the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street.

At that time, volunteers will receive their morning-only work assignments. Clean-up sites include parks, playgrounds, lots, sidewalks. While advance registration is not required, volunteers who register in advance can request a particular clean-up area – for example, in their neighborhood or around their school, business, or house of worship.

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“A few hours of your time will make a big difference in helping to make Spring in Morristown beautiful!” encourages Kathleen O’Neill Margiotta, head of Morristown Clean Communities. Any group wishing to request a particular site assignment can do so in advance by contacting Margiotta at 973-644-4363 or by e-mailing her at k-margiotta@townofmorristown.org.  

Volunteers should dress for work detail and, if possible, bring their own work gloves, rakes, shovels and brooms. Bags for garbage and recycling and will be provided. Enter the Municipal Building lot and park on the Franklin Street side of the complex. Work assignments will be completed by 11:30. The “heavy rain date” is Sunday, April 22.

Volunteers have been demonstrating their community pride by joining the annual Morristown Clean-Up for over 25 years. Many families, individuals, members of churches and temples, civic and school groups, including Scouts, have made the Spring Clean-Up an annual tradition, as they comb much-loved town locations to collect and dispose of trash that has accumulated over the winter.

For more information, visit  http://www.morristownbeautiful.org

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