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Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeVolunteers Keep the Refuge Looking Good
Northeast Region, April 12, 2014
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Laurel Gould and Zaven and Peter Kubat were among the 15 volunteers who participated in the Refuge's spring roadside cleanup.
Laurel Gould and Zaven and Peter Kubat were among the 15 volunteers who participated in the Refuge's spring roadside cleanup. - Photo Credit: Steve Henry, FWS

On a beautiful spring Saturday in mid-April, 15 volunteers along with Refuge staff spent the morning removing litter from roads that pass through the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers divided into several teams and carefully cleaned debris from refuge roadways that were last visited in the fall. Several hundred pounds of trash were collected. Glass, plastic, metal, and paper were separated for recycling. The long, hard winter seemed to generate more trash than normal but persistence and hard work paid off and the roads looked great at the end of the day. This semi-annual event has improved the appearance of roads crossing the refuge through Long Hill and Harding Townships and provides a more welcoming visitor experience. Roadside clean-ups are one of many successful projects completed in partnership with the Friends of Great Swamp NWR.


Contact Info: Steve Henry, 973-425-1222 x-157, steven_s_henry@fws.gov



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