The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Parks and Recreation are looking for volunteers in the Ashbrook Reservation Adopt-A-Park event on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
“This cleanup event will have a positive impact on the health of the Ash Brook Swamp and increase the enjoyment of the Ash Brook Reservation for all who pass through it,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “I would like to thank all of those for coordinating this event, as well as all of the volunteers who sign up – I encourage everyone interested to register today.”
The event will be focused on removing leaves and debris from a drainage swale that flows to the Ashbrook, an important waterway within the Rahway River Watershed. By removing the debris, the water’s flow will be restored and it will minimize flooding of an adjoining walking trail.
The Project will be directed by Union County Park Environmental Services staff, with all tools supplied by Union County Parks.
This Adopt-A-Park event will take place at Ashbrook Reservation (meeting at Union County Vo-Tech Parking Lot), located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
Residents interested should register at www.ucnj.org/ashbrook23/. For more information, please call Robert Berns with the Department of Parks and Recreation at (908) 789-3683.