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Summit's Earth Day Clean-Up Set for Apr. 22

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit’s 11th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up will be held April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with community individuals and groups invited to participate in an effort to help improve Summit’s parks and open spaces.

Volunteers of all ages will collect trash and debris from City parks and open spaces, and also remove invasive plants and put wood chips on trails. In 2016, more than 150 volunteers participated, collecting more than a half-ton of trash and putting down 12 cubic yards of wood chips.

City sites that will be part of the Earth Day Clean-Up this year include Briant Park, portions of Wilson Park, Martin's Brook Park, and the open spaces surrounding the Transfer Station near New Providence Avenue, Constantine Place, and Risk Avenue.

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Individuals and walk-ins are welcome at Briant Park and Martin's Brook Park. Participants are asked to bring work gloves and a beverage in a reusable container. Bags for collecting trash and recycling will be provided. Community service hours are available.

To register a group for participation, contact Environmental Commission chairperson Beth Lovejoy at beth.t.lovejoy@gmail.com.

The clean-up is sponsored by the City of Summit Environmental Commission and is conducted in partnership with the Washington Area Association and the Briant Park Olmsted Conservancy.

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