Archive of 
Clean ups
Bayonne Nature Club
Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites.


November 7, 2009: at Liberty State Park, removal of invasive weeds near Interpretive Center.  

September 30, 2009 
Collins Park on 1st Street (near Humphrey Street at water’s edge) - 10 bags. 

July 30, 2009
Mike and Don clean up the Newark Bay Waterfront Walk - 10 bags of garbage, and a shopping cart and 
plastic lids.

April 17, 2009 - 16th Street Park - 28 bags of garbage, 2 tires and 2 crates. Thanks to the Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program of the PVSC for taking the garbage.  

March 20, 2009 - Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway near Ave. A. - 21 bags of garbage by three people, Don, Lana and Mike.
At Right: Ed and Pat clear invasive weeds and vines from the trees near the Interpretive Center in 2009 at Liberty State Park.

Below right: Mary beats back the trash at Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway.

August 11, 2011 Shoreline Clean-up below Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway.    Pictured at Right: Mike and Shawn display 13 bags and electronics removed from the shoreline behind the A & P Grocery store. 
January 28, 2012
Shoreline Clean-up at 16th Street Park. 
Pictured Below: Shawn, Kent, Mike--and Pat (who took the picture) worked from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., picking up 25 bags of trash, 4 pallets and numerous large pieces of junk, including a car fender and a shopping cart. 
Shoreline Clean-up Results:  April 14, 2012   The Bayonne Nature Club teamed up with Americorp and the Ambassador of the Hackensack Riverkeeper to do a clean up at Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway.  A total of 12 volunteers picked up 61 Bags of garbage in 3 hours.
Pictured below right: Marion, Shawn and Donna. 
October 20, 2012 
Clean-up, from left to right: Lynn, Caroline, Ed, Damien, Mike and Donna.  Thanks to everyone, including those who didn't make it into the picture.  We picked up 27 bags of garbage, several milk crates and plastic sheets in 2 hours.
Above: Top Row: Pat, Mike, Andy, Ursula, Gerardo, Tom, Shawn.   Bottom row: Stephanie, Donna and Jonathan. 

Right: Riverkeeper Ambassador Ursula fills a bag along Newark Bay Waterfront Walk near Boatworks.
Previous clean-ups:
September 26 2008 16th Street Park - 2 bags
October 9 2008 - Veterans Stadium - 4 bags
October 15 2008 16th Street Park - 2 bags
October 20 2008 Veterans Stadium - 3 bags
November 3 2008 16th Street Park - 3 bags
November 12 2008 A&P - 4 bags
March 23, 2013: After Hurricane Sandy: 25 volunteers picked up 35 bags of trash, 6 tires and a porta-potty in 2 hours.  We thank Passaic Valley Sewage Comm. Shoreline Clean-Up Project for their help. We also thank Bayonne Public Works for the dumpster and tools. We salute our many environmental heroes who volunteered their time and energy in this project.
Pictures by Susan Hill, Joan Brunner and Lois Adlin.
Clean-up Volunteers - January 19, 2013 Picture below.  In one hour and 15 mintues, on a cold windy day, 14 people cleaned up 25 bags of garbage, pallets, plyboard and plastic sheets.  Thanks to all of you for joining. YOU ARE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SUPER HEROES!!
Below is a history of clean-ups in Bayonne, New Jersey:
Below is a history of clean-ups in Bayonne, New Jersey from 2008 to 2013:
2013 - Hurricane Sandy Clean-up: Volunteers remove debris from Rutkowski Park and boardwalk.