SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tom Stillman, president of Stillman Photography Services, has renewed his Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association for another two years. He will continue to remove bottles, cans and other debris from the segment of the Cedar Brook that flows between Monument Park and the Fireman’s Memorial.
The Stillmans first adopted this spot in 2007. A constant input of floatable litter from Spring Lake was creating an eyesore between the two beautifully landscaped memorial parks. Litter in aquatic environments also is a hazard to wildlife. Mr. Stillman’s work here contributes significantly to reducing litter’s negative impacts. He monitors the area and notifies Borough officials of any problems, such as when fallen branches block the stream. This prevents the accumulation of large rafts of litter that break free in storms and travel downstream to New Market Pond and beyond.
The CBA is looking for more adopters for parks and open spaces. Walnut Street Park and the Belmont Avenue stream crossing are available for adoption. For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail email@example.com.