WESTFIELD, NJ — Volunteers are wanted for this year’s Westfield Earth Day cleanup event planned by Mayor Andy Skibitsky, the town council and the town’s “Green Team” for Saturday, Apr. 27.
Volunteers of all ages are invited to meet at select locations from 10 a.m. until noon, with a rain date of Sunday, Apr. 28. Minors should be accompanied by an adult. All involved should bring a pair of gloves and, if possible, a rake.
Volunteer opportunities will be available that day at Brightwood Park, Clark Park, Gumbert Park (meet behind the ballfields), Maryland Avenue at Grandview Avenue, Grove Street at Grandview Avenue, Dunham Avenue Bird Sanctuary (meet at 800 block of Summit Avenue), Northside Train Station and Southside Train Station. Register by sending your name and the location where you’d like to volunteer to Mayor@westfleldnj.gov.
Additionally that day, in partnership with the town council and the Green team, the Friends of Mindowaskin Park (FOMP) will hold a spring cleanup and planting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring gloves, rakes and tools to trim shrubs and for planting to get the park ready for Party in the Park on June 1. Meet at the bandstand, located in the center of the park. Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided by FOMP.
“The preservation of this community jewel helps keep Mindowaskin Park as relevant today, generation to generation, as it was when started with the help of citizens 95 years ago,” said FOMP President Debby Burslem.