SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Michael Zushma, president of the South Plainfield Lions Club, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt a portion of Hamilton Boulevard. Four to ten people will collect litter at least quarterly from the road where it runs along Route I287.
This stretch of road is across from The Home Depot and litter blows out of the parking lot. The road carries a high volume of traffic, including trucks. Trash can drop out of improperly covered trucks and litter is tossed out of car windows by inconsiderate drivers. It is all trapped against the fence that separates the highway right-of-way from Hamilton Boulevard.
The International Lions Club was founded in 1917. The organization is best known for fighting blindness, but clubs also engage in many kinds of community projects, including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled. South Plainfield Lions members have donated food to the FISH food pantry in Piscataway, helped raise funds for Wheels for Britt, and have participated in the annual Volunteer Litter Cleanup Week.
CBA President Joe Diegnan is happy finally to have found a group to adopt this spot, which is a hazardous area due to the high volume of traffic. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.