SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works invites volunteers to pitch in and help clean up stream banks, parks and public property April 24 in commemoration of Earth Day.

No pre-registration is required.

Volunteers will meet at Somerville High School's main parking, 222 Davenport St. starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Static displays of rain gardens and instructions on tree planting will begin the day, with a giveaway of seedlings through 9:30 a.m.

Volunteers will then be assigned their tasks throughout the 2.5 square mile borough. All tools and litter bags will be provided.

In conjunction with the Earth Day, Mayor Dennis Sullivan will be handing out 60W LED soft white bulbs to promote energy efficiency awareness at Borough Hall, 25 West End Ave., from 10-11 a.m. while supplies last.

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program is sponsoring the giveaway.

“The A19 bulb uses up to 90% less energy than a traditional bulb and can last 15x longer” the mayor said. “That could mean a savings of $55 over the life of a single bulb."

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program provides programs, services, and rebates to New Jersey businesses and local governments. For more information, please visit