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Archive of Clean-ups in the Parks of Bayonne, NJ year 2014.
January 18, 2014 We began another year of Bayonne Nature Club clean-ups.  With help from Hackensack Riverkeeper and United Water, 12 people picked up 39 bags of trash, 19 tires, a shopping cart and other junk in three hours in spite of snow and rain.
March 8, 2014: Eight people cleaned up 22 bags of garbage from the Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway.   These Environmental Heroes enjoyed the spring sunshine and made the walkway a nicer place to visit! Thanks for your help!
May 10, 2014 at 16th Street Park:  Twelve people and a baby pick up 22 bags of garbage.  Since the high school students had cleaned the beach of the larger debris earlier in the week, we focused on the little pieces of plastic and the strips of plastic and plastic bags that were harder to get.
At left, June 21, 2014,  Rutkowski Park.  Ten people cleaned up 22 bags of garbage in two hours. We got some of the hardest to reach garbage along the boardwalk.
July 19, 2014 - Rutkowski Park Clean-up:  Above, our fourteen Environmental Heroes cleaned up the park and gathered 27 bags of trash and several old tires and barrels.
August 18, 2014 - Rutkowski Park Shoreline Clean-up:  At right, our twelve Environmental Heroes cleaned up the park and gathered 20 bags of trash, mostly from fishermen's trail.  Pictured are Ed, Bill, Bill Patti Mike, Elise, James and Liz.  
September 22, 2014 - 16th Street Park Shoreline Clean-up:  Our eight Environmental Heroes cleaned up the park and gathered 17 bags of trash.
October 18, 2014 shoreline clean-up of Rutkowski Park.  Our environmental Heroes cleaned up 15 bags of garbage and one wood pallet.  The park is looking so much cleaner and everyone compliments us for the work we've done. Pictured are: Mike, Tom, Elise, Gene, Joanne, Ellen and Bill.  Photo taken by Patricia H.
November 15, 2014: Clean-up of Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway. Eight ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES REMOVED 25 BAGS OF GARBAGE.
At left, shoreline clean-up of Collins Park on the Kill Van Kull.  On Dec. 13, twelve people picked up 20 large bags of garbage that had accumulated among the rocks.  Pictured are: Ingrid, Mike, Tom, Bill, Pat H., Susan L., Elise and Susan D.  Photo below by Patti Banks.
Archive of Clean-ups in the Parks of Bayonne, NJ year 2015.  See 2014 below.
January 17, 2015: Working together: the Americorp Ambassador, the Hackensack Riverkeeper and the Bayonne Nature Club cleaned up the shoreline at Di Dominico 16th Street Park.  It was a cold sunny day but we managed to clean up 40 bags of trash and various tires, hose and plastic panels and several plastic buckets in two hours with 14 people.
March 28, 2015: Rutkowski Park: Fourteen people cleaned up 25 bags of trash and various pieces of plastic and junk from the boardwalk and beach.  We were able to remove much of the trash that had washed in during a long cold winter. 
April 11, 2015 - 16th Street Park near the boat launch.. Seven members picked up 17 bags of trash, 5 tires, 3 propane tanks, 1 seat cushion, 1 gas can, 9 miscellaneous plastics.
May 9 - We're getting serious with bright green vests so everyone who walks by knows who is picking up this trash!  Eight members picked up 15 bags of trash, one large plastic pallet, one large plastic pipe and one large plastic "flying saucer."  we cleaned the boardwalk and fisherman's trail. 
June 17, 2015, at Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Park. Eight people picked up 15 bags of garbage from the shoreline walkway.  We cleaned the beach behind the high school and the beach at the opposite end of the park as well.  THANK YOU ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES!
August 22, 2015: Ten people picked up 16 bags of garbage at the boat launch beach in 16th Street Park. Some of the worst things we found were beer bottles and drug bags, along with industrial debris from ships. Thanks again, Environmental Heroes!
On Oct. 21, 2015, Tom A., Bill H., Bill M., Elise T. and Pat H. did a quick clean-up of Rutkowski Park.  12 bags of garbage was collected by the BNClub environmental heroes. Woodrow Wilson School did the beach and fishermens' trail. 

September 25th, 2015; Tom, Bill and Mike do a quick shoreline clean-up in Collins Park. Bayonne Bridge in the background.Ten bags of garbage and large pieces of debris were collected.