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Enjoy Hands-On Fun and Volunteer Opportunities May 5 at 9th Annual South Orange River Day

From the South Orange Environmental Commission:

The weather is finally warming, flowers are blooming, and birds are singing. Unfortunately plastic bags are also flying, bottles are floating, and snack wrappers adorn our river’s banks, so it must be time for River Day, South Orange’s annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness.

There will be the usual family friendly food, fun, music, and student exhibits from the middle school. It all starts off with a visit from Chief Vincent Mann, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapoo Lunaape Nation; the original residents of New Jersey” said Jim McGowan, former Environmental Commission Chairman leader of River Day. Linda Beck, a new Green Team member added “We have some exciting new activities in addition to the usual this year; the Seton Hall Choir will perform a piece of music in the river, if you bring your bike their will be a decoration station led by a professional artist, volunteers can plant river friendly trees, and you can sign up for all of it in advance using our sign up genius – There will be educational exhibits, activities, and other surprises so there will be plenty to do if you want to get wet or not.”

It all takes place from 11am – 3pm on Sunday May 5th, 2019 at the Skate House on the duck pond off of Mead St. (N. Ridgewood Rd and Meadowbrook Lane) in South Orange.

Exhibits, activities, and details are added up to the last minute so like the Environmental Commission and Green Team Facebook page (@SORiverDay) for updates.

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