Please join Watershed partners and community members in an organized “scrub” of South Jersey!
There are 21 locations that are part of the South Jersey Scrub in Salem, Cumberland, Mercer, Camden, Burlington, and Cape May Counties!
About the Scrub
Scrub: a strategic, organized cleanup initiative that targets a particular watershed, county, or region. A scrub is a way for people to take action together in one or more individual cleanup events over a period of time, for big impact. A scrub can last just one day or several months!
Why a Scrub?
Look, litter is everywhere... in neighborhoods and rivers, marshes, and bays. By 2050, scientists say there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Fortunately, with dedicated volunteers, this is a problem the community can do something about! The 'scrub model' is a fun, effective way to mobilize people and neighborhoods, and get'er done!
Why South Jersey?
There are different interpretations of what "southern" New Jersey is, or if central New Jersey even exists (it does). This spring, watershed partners are gathering to represent Salem and Cumberland Counties. These Delaware Bayshore communities are particularly important because of their coastal rivers and marshes, and people motivated to work together on the issue of trash.