Archive of Clean-ups in the Parks of Bayonne, NJ during the year 2017.

Bayonne Nature Club
Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites.
January 7, 2017 - DiDomenico 16th Street Park.   Twelve Environmental Heroes removed 13 bags of trash, 2 milk crates and other debris from the shoreline during a snow storm that dropped 4 inches of snow.  Volunteers were: Tom, Andrew, Pat, Mike, Patti, Jon, Tom, Ishmael, Adrian, Daniel, Artur and Hackensack Riverkeeper Ambassador, Jason Kopacz. Photos by Pat Hilliard
February 18, 2017.  Thirteen Environmental Heroes picked up 37 bags of trash, numerous large pieces of plastic, a propane tank, 3 plastic buckets, a plastic milk crate, one old rope, plastic pipe, a plastic trash can and a TIRE.  From left to right: Jorge, Carlos, Mike, Bill M. Bill H., Nancy, Scot, Rob, Tom and Michelle.  Photo by Patricia Hilliard
Below, Jon and Patti were dangerous to trash.
April 22, 2017, Earth Day: at Rutkowski Park, we had 18 Environmental Heroes who cleaned up 30 bags of garbage, 1 tire, 1 pallet, 1 wet suit, 7 milk crates, 3 5-gal buckets and 1 Christmas tree. Thank you Environmental Heroes!!! We cleaned the entrance shoreline, the beach and fishermen's trail.
Carly, Ed, Nick, Mike, Tom, Carlos and Jorge joined the April 22, 2017 Earth Day shoreline clean up at Rutkowski Park.  Carlos and Jorge hold the new tools created by Mike and Tom for removing litter from over the sides of the boardwalk.
At right: Ed, Carly, Ellen, Bill and Pat pose for a photo at the beginning of the clean-up.

Photos by Joan Brunner
Eager to do another clean-up, Tom, Mike, Bill and Patty go to Rutkowski Park on 5/3/2017 and do some of the areas they couldn't do on 4/22/2017.   Photos by Patti Banks.
Fifteen Environmental Heroes picked up 20 bags of trash from Rutkowski Park, May 20, 2017.  Below left: Ana, Reiando, Fidel, and Maida.  To the right: Rodrigo, Tom and Mike. Photo by Pat Hilliard
June 14, (12 bags of trash) and June 21, 2017 (9 bags of trash), pop-up clean-ups at north end of 16th Street Park and Ocean Terminal shoreline.
At left, July 13, 2017: (11 bags of trash) Pop-up Clean-up at Collins Park with Tom, Jon, Bill H., Mike R. and Pat H. Most of the garbage was styrofoam bits. Photo by Patti Banks.
Working with the Hackensack Riverkeeper, the Bayonne Nature Club cleaned the shores of Rutkowski Park on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Canoes and tools were used to reach areas we could never reach before.  Over 50 people attended (including Councilman Gary LaPelusa) and a dumpster was used to hold much of the trash. Photos by Patricia Hilliard.
September 16, 2017, our Environmental Heroes worked with the City of Bayonne and the NJ Clean Communities to clean up Rutkowski Park, 16th Street Park and Morris Park.  Gary LaPelusa, city council member, (in the photo on the right in the dark green shirt), joined us in this effort. 
Contact us if you are interested in joining us for a shoreline clean-up. 
October 27, 2017: Mike, Bill and Pat clean up 9 bags of trash from Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway.  The Magic Bear keeps the rain away until they finish.
November 11, 2017, our Environmental Heroes met at 16th Street Park in 25 degree temperatures. We cleaned up 18 bags of garbage, 2 large Styrofoam pieces, cardboard boxes and a BIG TIRE.