Union County, NJ – A hardworking group of volunteers from the L’Oreal campus in Berkeley Heights helped to restore a section of the Passaic River Park off Springfield Avenue earlier this summer. In concert with local volunteers from the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission, they spread gravel and wood chips to reduce muddy conditions on sections of a trail, and they relieved some native tree saplings from an invasion of weeds and other undesirable plants.
The project was undertaken as part of the Union County Adopt-a-Park program.
“Every year hundreds of volunteers work to improve our public parks and help keep them beautiful for all to enjoy, and L’Oreal has been a wonderful partner in this effort,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Many thanks to the Passaic River Park volunteers for giving up their free time to make a real difference in the Union County community.”
Any individual or group is welcome to join Union County Adopt-a-Park and its sister program, Adopt-a-Trail.
For more information call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-789-3683 or visit online at ucnj.org/parks.
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