By: Rachel Suga, Writer / Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern
BRIDGETON, N.J. — On Saturday, March 27, the city of Bridgeton will gather together at a safe distance to collect litter from their streets. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., residents are set to gather to create a cleaner, healthier living space for all.
Starting at 8:30 a.m., participants can arrive at the Marino Center, which is located at 11 Washington St. in downtown Bridgeton. All participants’ temperatures will be checked at the door, and face masks and social distancing are required. . Water and cleaning products will be made available to all who volunteer as part of this event.
After signing in, participants are encouraged to go out into their designated area to clean up trash and debris in their neighborhoods. They’ll collect trash throughout the day and are asked to drop off bags at street corners once they are full. Families, friends, groups, and individuals of all ages are welcomed to join together in this year’s city clean-up day.
Bridgeton last hosted a city-wide clean-up event in September 2020, during which materials such as traffic safety vests, litter sticks, gloves, and garbage bags were distributed to volunteers. In the buildup to the upcoming city-wide clean-up, the Bridgeton Public Library hosted an art contest for children in the area to submit mural designs to be used as part of this event.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.