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Springfield Environmental Commission Meeting: Clean Communities Day is April 22 and Volunteers are Needed

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Environmental Commission Chair Alyson Miller Credits: Chip Dickson
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Clean Communities Day is April 22, almost a month away, and the members of Springfield’s Environmental Commission talked about planning for the day’s event at length during Monday’s meeting.  

The event involves cleaning as many of Springfield’s parks as possible.  Cleaning is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 22.  The number of parks cleaned depends on the number of volunteers participating.  All available members of the Environmental Commission will be at one of the parks.  Members of the Green Team should also be there. 

Springfield students who volunteer will earn community service hours.  Every member of the Commission is able to certify the number of hours earned. 

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Springfield’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will drop off supplies at each park before clean-up begins.  Stickers will be given out this year.

Clean Communities Day is on Earth Day and five days later is Arbor Day on April 27.  This year members of the Commission are planning on honoring one of Springfield’s great environmentalists by placing a plaque at the base of the tree being planted.  Former Mayor Marsha Foreman who passed away last summer will be recognized.  The Township’s Assistant Engineer, Sam Mardini noted that she hired him in 1993 and would do the presentation.

In other business, Alyson Miller Commission Chair stated that the funds for an apiary should be approved soon by the Township Committee.  The site for the apiary will be behind Ruby Field.

Two shredding days are planned for April 6 and October 7. 

Efforts to collect Styrofoam for better recycling were also discussed.

The next meeting is April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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