ROSELAND, NJ — More than 100 volunteers of all ages joined Mayor James Spango and the Borough of Roseland Department Public Works last weekend at the 2019 Roseland Clean Community Day at Lester C. Noecker School.
Spango said that thanks to the great turnout, the volunteers were able to clean under the overpass to Route 280 on Passaic Avenue as planned as well as nearly half of the Noecker School Nature trail.
"The Nature trail is very long and has fallen into disrepair," said Spango. "We plan to make the cleanup of the remainder of the trail next year's goal."
In addition to the many residents and charitable groups who attended the event, members of the DPW, police department and emergency management department also assisted with the cleanup.
Approximately 100 cubic yards of wood chips were laid down, but there is still more area to cover.
Spango expressed gratitude toward all of the volunteers, stating that he was pleased with the progress that was made.
"Clean Community Day is a great opportunity for our residents to gather to make our great borough even better," said Spango. "Roseland's strength is community, and this is just another great way to keep building that community."
All volunteers received a free T-shirt and were treated to bagels, donuts, juice and coffee.