UNION, NJ  The Township of Union hosted its Second Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday with a day-long series of events to “keep Union clean.”

 “We had over 50 volunteers for the waterway cleanup,” said Department of Public Works Director Lou Ulrich.  “We also had "Touch-A-Truck” tours, a seedling giveaway with a variety of shade tree seedlings and a planting demonstration."  The main event of the day featured the waterway cleanup of tributaries the feed into the Rahway River.

Ulrich said ‘Curby the Recycling Robot’ made an appearance courtesy of the County of Union’s Bureau of Recycling and Planning. Families and teenagers came out in force for the cleanup.  “I just wanted to pitch in and help,” said Crystal, 14.  “It seemed like it would be fun, too.”

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”It’s rewarding to see our community, especially our youth, come out in the spirit of Earth Day,” said Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo, “and do their part in cleaning our waterways throughout town”.    

Dallas Rodriguez of Boy Scout Troop 85 of Holy Spirit said, “you don't want your community to be dirty.  I want it to be clean so I have a great place to live.  I what to do my part.”