Watershed Association needs volunteers for stream cleanups

On April 16 and 23, volunteers from 11 communities and towns will join in the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s 10th annual stream cleanups.
The watershed association is planning events in Plainsboro, Millstone, Cranbury, Hopewell, West Windsor, Hightstown, East Windsor, Franklin, Montgomery, Monroe, and Princeton.
The watershed association invites members of local environmental commissions, departments of public works, municipal leaders and volunteers to meet at these times and locations:
Saturday, April 16
Cranbury Township: 9-11a.m., Village Park, 38 Maple Wood Ave.
Millstone Township: 9 a.m.-noon, Municipal Court Bldg., 215 Millstone Road.
Plainsboro Township: 9 a.m-noon, Lenape Trail at George Davidson Road, south of intersection with Plainsboro Road.
Hopewell Township: 1-3 p.m., Pennytown. Park in old lot north of QuickCheck on Route 31 north.
Franklin Township: 1-3 p.m., Weston Canal.
West Windsor Township: 1-3 p.m., Port Mercer Canal House, Quaker and Province Line roads.
Saturday, April 23
East Windsor Township: 9-11 a.m., Etra Lake Park off Disbrow Hill Road.
Hightstown: 9-11 a.m., Peddie Lake parking lot.
Montgomery Township: 9-11 a.m., Montgomery Park off Harlingen Road.
Monroe Township: 1-3 p.m., Ahmed Farm, 1405 Perrineville Road.
Princeton: 1-3 p.m., Grover Park behind Princeton Shopping Center.
 “It takes the combined efforts of citizens, volunteers, neighbors, and families working side by side to make a difference in cleaning up our water,” said Mike Pisauro, policy director for the watershed association. “Our wonderful volunteers take a few hours to connect with these local places and protect them.”
In 2015, more than 400 volunteers from 11 different towns gathered and disposed 7,759 pounds of trash.
Earth Day is Friday, April 22.
To volunteer, come to one of the locations or contact Mr. Pisauro at 609-737-3735, ext. 18, or mpisauro@thewatershed.org.
Volunteers should wear boots, long sleeves, gloves and bring a water bottle. Rain gear is encouraged for inclement weather, but the work will go on rain or shine. T-shirts are provided, as well as water and snacks. To learn more, visit www.thewatershed.org.
The watershed association thanks Bloomberg, Clean Communities, American Rivers, and Aztec Graphics for their support in 10 years of Earth Day stream cleanups. 