Scout Seeks Volunteers For Final Day Of Ramapo River Clean Up
Last time project was attempted, volunteers pulled 87 tires, a refrigerator and a bathtub out of the river
Ramsey teen Patrick Watters is working on an Eagle Scout Project that he hopes will help the entire region – a clean-up of the Ramapo River. This Sunday, June 24, is the last day locals can get involved in the clean-up. Watters and a team of volunteers have been taking debris from the river along Route 202 in Mahwah for the past two weeks.
This week, the group will remove debris from “Section 2,” the Halifax Bridge to Bear Swamp Road. Watters has coordinated his clean-up effort with the township, so that waste collected will be picked up by the township’s department of public works.
Six years ago, Watters’s brother completed a similar project. Then, he pulled 87 tires, a refrigerator and a bathtub out of the river, along with piles of other debris.
So far, Watters has compiled a group of 11 other scouts and parents to assist him in the effort, but is looking for additional volunteers to help.
For more information, or to volunteer at one or more of the clean-up days, contact Watters at email@example.com, or 201-818-9542. See more information in the attached flier.
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