Barnegat Bay Blitz
A big thank you to the 130 volunteers who braved the pouring rain and participated in the May 9, 2012 Barnegat Bay Blitz in Point Pleasant Borough! Special thanks to the following:
Chris Constantino, Chairman of the Point Pleasant Environmental Commission
Ms. Ellen Keelan and the 90 students from Memorial Middle School
Mr. Joe Bruno and the students from Point Pleasant Borough High School
The 21 participating DEP staff members
Thomas Thorsen, AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador
In total over 40 bags of trash and recyclables were collected along with an entire bagster of construction debris from various locations including Beaver Dam Creek Park, Slade Dale Sanctuary, Mt. Place woods and the Community Park. Two DEP staff members spent the day in a canoe and kayak and filled their boats with trash from the nearby waterways. Several other DEP volunteers collected 17 bags of garbage from the fishing areas and pedestrian paths along the canal. Among the items collected throughout the day were a hot tub cover, tarp, volleyball net, tire, ottoman, construction debris, bike frame and tons of bottles, cans and wrappers. Thank you all again for your help!
October 19, 2011 Blitz Recap:
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Barnegat Bay Blitz by providing valuable guidance and assisting with the clean-up efforts in Point Pleasant Borough. In total over 50 bags of garbage and recyclables were collected around Point Pleasant Borough along with construction debris, broken concrete, yard debris and old tires.
Special thanks to Chris Constantino and the Point Pleasant Environmental Commission, Neptune High School & NHS Chemistry Teacher Brian Ruhmann, Superintendent of Public Works Bob Forsyth and Point Pleasant residents Dennis Blazak and Al Clericuzio. Additional thanks to those who participated in the Point Pleasant Community Watch clean-up on October 15, 2011 and whose efforts were recognized as part of this initiative.