June 9, 2017
On June 9th, 25 volunteers met in Paramus, NJ behind the Riverside Mall for a cleanup of the Hackensack River. United by Blue joined forces with REI Paramus and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for their first cleanup together. Volunteers spent two hours collecting plastic bottles and dumped construction debris from the river and surrounding natural marsh lands. With their hard work and dedicated efforts, we were able to remove 228 lbs of trash and recyclables from the river. Our weirdest find, among the trash, was an abandoned flamingo lawn ornament! This was the 6th cleanup, out of 11, on the United by Blue and REI Cleanups Crew Road Trip! A special thank you to all of our partners: REI , Clif Bar , 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.