SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Terrence Morris, Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 224 Riley School, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to remove litter from Veterans Park.  The park offers various amenities: a picnic area, playground, basketball, softball and soccer fields; so there is something going on there in most seasons.  

Between five and twenty-five cub scouts and adults will walk the park on the first Sunday of each month. They will survey the grounds and equipment for any needed repairs, and notify the Recreation Department. They will remove litter and trash from the parking lot, the fields and the park perimeter.  The park lies between the Cedar Brook and the Bound Brook, so litter removal is especially important to prevent floatables from washing into the streams.  Plastic pollution in streams and lakes damages the aquatic environment.  Litter carried downstream can end up in the ocean, threatening wildlife.

Veterans Park is part of the civic center of the Borough, adjacent to the Senior Center and the Fireman’s Memorial.  CBA President Joe Diegnan is happy to have this Spot added to the network of adoptions in this area.  If many groups each take responsibility for a small segment of the Borough, the town stays a clean, attractive place to live and work with minimal effort for each organization.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail atempel@southplainfieldnj.com