Clean water action planned to clean Mackay Park
On Sunday July 31 from 1PM to 4PM Hackensack Riverkeeper will partner with Englewood, New Jersey on a cleanup of the city’s Mackay Park. Riverkeeper volunteers and members of the public will focus on two tributaries of the river that mark two boundaries of the park: Metzler Brook and Overpeck Creek. The cleanup is one of 30 planned for the 2016 season from Clarkstown, NY to Bayonne, NJ. Riverkeeper thanks local company Benzel-Busch Motor Corporation for sponsoring this important volunteer event.“Mackay Park is a significant recreational and natural asset to the city of Englewood and to the Hackensack River Watershed,” says Executive Director Captain Bill Sheehan. “We are happy to participate in the enhancement of this important urban green space, which ultimately prevents litter from reaching areas downstream.”
Maykay Park is located at 130 West Englewood Avenue. Hackensack Riverkeeper will bring tools, works gloves and all materials needed to get the job done. Volunteers are asked to bring a reusable water bottle, wear clothes they can get dirty and sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Pizza will be served at the end of the event. For more information, prospective volunteers can contact Outreach Coordinator Caitlin Doran at 201-968-0808 or [email protected].
Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper is a clean-water advocacy organization working to protect, preserve, and restore the
Hackensack River Watershed.