Bayonne community members and groups will take part in a citywide Earth Day clean-up in Bayonne on April 30, announced Mayor James Davis and the City Council.
“Earth Day 2022 will provide residents a great opportunity to volunteer to clean up and beautify our city,” Davis said. “It’s a day when we can work together building community spirit and a cleaner Bayonne.”
While the Earth Day clean up was done in a socially distant format amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it returned to normal to much success in 2021. City officials hope for that and more in 2022.
“There was an impressive turnout of 800 volunteers throughout the community for our previous Earth Day clean-up,” Davis said. “I look forward to a continuation of that great effort in 2022.”
Earth Day 2022 clean up
Officials are inviting individuals, community organizations, and other groups of volunteers to sign up to clean a specific area of the community on Saturday, April 30, from 10 am to 12 pm Interested organizations and individuals are invited to register as a team.
People can either form a team to participate, or the organizers can place individuals on a team near where they live. In recent years, various teams, local businesses, and community groups have taken part.
“We would like to encourage all of them to sign up again for the 2022 clean-up,” Davis said. “We would also welcome new groups and individuals to join in the Earth Day clean-up activities.”
Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible, in order to get a designated clean-up area. The Department of Public Works is coordinating the clean-up with the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).
How to get involved
To register, contact Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any businesses or organizations that would like to co-sponsor the clean-up should contact Bottino.
Teams will be asked to take photos of the garbage bags collected so that they can be displayed on Facebook. The group with the most garbage bags will win a pizza party with Davis.
After taking part in the citywide clean-up, all participating teams and individuals are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the lower level of DiDomenico 16th Street Park, from noon to 2 pm The celebration will include a bounce house ride, food, and entertainment , along with advocates promoting environmental education.
“We should all help our community and our planet on Earth Day and throughout the year,” Davis said. “Let’s have a successful, citywide clean-up on Saturday, April 30.”
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