Bayonne Nature Club
Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites.

Archive of Clean-ups in the Parks of Bayonne, NJ during the year 2023.
Contact us if you are interested in joining us for a shoreline clean-up. 
January 21 at Rutkowski Park: A gray and breezy day. 15 people cleaned up 13 bags of trash consisting of styrofoam, chip bags, mini-alcohol bottles, and cigar tips and 2 plastic buckets. We also removed 2 large pieces of scrap metal washed in from Sims Scrap Co.  
February 18, 2023 at Rutkowski Park. Thanks to all 21 Environmental Heroes for coming out in 25 degree temps to remove 30 bags of trash, four 5 gal. plastic buckets, 2 large pieces of scrap metal, a large ball of plastic netting, an 8'x4' sheet of plastic, a large plastic tube, 4 large pieces of plastic shapes unidentifiable.
March 4, 2023, Ahern Veterans Stadium Park:  Twenty-five Environmental Heroes cleaned up 26 bags of trash, 8 large pieces of scrap metal, 1 wood pallet, 1 plastic bucket, 1 propane tank and a plastic bottle rack. 

Thanks to Sims Metal Management and the Department of Public Works for helping with clean up. Thanks also to Jacqueline Weimmer, 2nd Ward, Bayonne City Council for stopping by to talk. And of course, we thank the Hackensack Riverkeeper and the NJ Clean Stream Coalition!

Thanks to everyone who came on a cold winter morning!
April 15, 2023, Rutkowski Park. 
Thanks to Hackensack Riverkeeper, EMR and Sims for joining the clean up.  In total, we had 22 Environmental Heroes who collected 30 bags of trash, 2 small tires, 1 crushed refrigerator, 1 freezer door, 8x4' plyboard, two 5-gal buckets, 1 helium tank and 1 propane tank and a large plastic drain pipe 6'x3' wide.
May 13, 2023 at 16th St DiDomenico Park:  19 Environmental Heroes cleaned up 24 bags of trash and removed 1 hot water heater, 1 crushed refrigerator, 1 wood pallet, 3 tires, 4 five-gal plastic buckets, 1 milk crate, 1 4'x8'x1/2" sheet of plastic, 2 large traffic cones and 1 pick-up truck load of scrap metal. We're talking serious trash here!  Thanks to Hackensack Riverkeeper and the NJ Clean Stream Team for helping.
June 24, 2023 Clean-up cancelled due to storms.
July 15, 2023: at Dennis P. Collins Park: 10 Environmental Heroes cleaned up the shoreline on City of Water Day. 14 bags of trash were removed along with: 2 rusty propane tanks, various sheets of scrap metal, plyboard and plastic. A large metal drum, 10 hypodermic needles, a piece of ship line rope and a rusty motor. Thanks for helping on this hot muggy day!
Aug. 12, 2023 at Rutkowski Park. Thanks to the 40 Environmental Heroes who came today to clean up the shoreline. 40 bags of trash and plastic junk were removed. Thanks to Hackensack Riverkeeper for getting the BIG STUFF.
Note: Our September 23 and October 21 Cleanups were cancelled due to heavy rain.
Nov. 4, 2023 Ahern Veterans Stadium Park, behind Bayonne High School. 18 Environmental Heroes picked up 10 bags of mostly Styrofoam and numerous pieces of scrap lumber from the shoreline.
Dec. 9, 2023: Twenty-two Environmental Heroes cleaned up Dennis P. Collins Park. They were Bayonne residents, members of the Bayonne Nature Club, NJ Clean Stream Team and Hackensack Riverkeepers. They picked up 23 bags of trash, 6 very large pieces of metal, a large wooden pallet, one tire, and several large pieces of ship line.  Dept. of Public Works helped to remove a large piece of metal believed to be from EMR.