Union County, NJ – Students and adults looking for community service opportunities are invited to volunteer for a cleanup event outdoors in the fresh air, at Union County’s Milton Lake Park in Rahway from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 19.

The event is hosted by the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador program and the Union County Adopt-a-Park program.

“Our Adopt-a-Park volunteers are deeply appreciated for all their work. They help keep our parks attractive for visitors while creating a healthier environment for native flora and fauna,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

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Volunteers are welcome to join individually, or as part of a group from a school, business, Scout troop or civic organization.

They will remove discarded fishing lines and invasive weeds, and clean up litter. Attendees should dress warmly and wear boots.

Gloves, litter-grabbers and refreshments will be provided.

The Watershed Ambassador program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. It provides for a traveling educator to provide free presentations about watershed protection and water conservation for schools and community groups.

To RSVP for the Milton Lake cleanup event, or to inquire about scheduling a watershed presentation, contact the Union County Watershed Ambassador, Ismail Sukkar, at watershed7@ucnj.org or 908-789-3209.

Volunteers can also RSVP through the Milton Lake Park Clean Up event page on Facebook.

The group will meet in the park, opposite 959 Midwood Drive in Rahway.

For information on all other Union County Adopt-a-Park programs and events, visit online at ucnj.org or call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, 908-789-3683.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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