Earth Day Community Events near Denville, NJ

earth day events denville, njTo make Earth Day 2015 a success in Denville, NJ, your participation is necessary. Gather up your family, friends, and neighbors and choose one or more of these activities. The majority of events in and around Denville will take place on Saturday, April 18.

The first activity in Denville, NJ, is the Annual Clean Communities RID Litter Day on April 18. Volunteers should arrive at the Gardner Field House between 8 and 11 am to pick up gloves, bags, and a brightly colored t-shirt. The RID Litter Day in the Township of Denville is sponsored by the P.R.I.D.E Committee.

You may choose a spot where you would like to work picking up litter and trash. If you don’t have a specific place in mind, there will be volunteers on hand to help you find one. Your location will depend on how much time you an commit to volunteering that day.

The Township of Boonton also has a Town Wide Clean-Up Day planned for Saturday, April 18. Boonton offers two locations where residents can join in the clean-up effort. This clean-up day is sponsored by the Boonton Parks and Recreation and NJ Clean Communities.

Volunteers are asked to gather at either Grace Lord Park Gazebo or Town Hall at 8:30 am to receive gloves and bags. Lunch will be provided at the Grace Lord Park Gazebo at 11:30 am  Clean-up sites will include the riverbank, parks, playgrounds, parking lots, and more.

If you have questions, you’re encouraged to contact Boonton Parks and Recreation at 973-263-2110. This event is open to all ages.

If you aren’t available for the clean-up on April 18, you’ll have another chance to participate in one. Boonton Township is sponsoring the Rockaway River Clean-Up beginning at 12 pm on Saturday, April 25. The clean-up will begin on Rockaway Drive, and volunteers will walk along the banks of Rockaway River to clean up litter and debris deposited along the banks of the river. Contact Kristin Groeneveld, recreation director, by email at recdirector@boontontownship.com or by calling 973-402-4002.

Chatham Township Environmental Commission 13th Annual Open Space Workday will also be on Saturday, April 18. This event will take place from 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Volunteers should gather at Green Village Road across from Melrose Lane in Chatham Township. Free refreshments will be served.

Volunteers at the Chatham Township workday will pick up debris and trash in addition to other clean-up activities. Chatham Township workday wants to make a comfortable and clean environment for nature walks and nature study. Interested parties can reach Dot Stillinger by emailing skstillinger@gmail.com or by calling 973-377-6992. Scouts, youth groups, families, outdoor enthusiasts, and clubs are encouraged to participate.earth day denville, nj

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, SCMUA (Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Facilities) will sponsor the 10th annual Earth Energy Day Celebration. SCMUA is located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette. This Earth Day activity is for students in second through sixth grades, and they must pre-register.

The Earth Energy Day Celebration aims to help make students more aware of proper waste disposal, recycling, composting, and energy conservation. This will be achieved by participation in hands-on learning activities. Contact person Kristine Rogers can be reached by email at ambassador@scmua.org or by calling 973-579-6998, extension 110.