BSA Troop #179

Haddon Twp, Collingswood, and Nearby Communities

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 – 8:30AM – 12:30 PM

Cooper River Park Litter Clean-up and Invasive Plants Removal

South Park Dr. and Cuthbert Blvd (southeast side of Cuthbert Blvd Bridge in Haddon Township, NJ)

What: MLK Day of Service – Cooper River Park Trash Pick-up and Invasive Plants Removal.

A volunteer event for the entire family. Dress for the weather. You will be working around thorny plants, so wear rugged clothing you won’t care too much if it gets stuck.

Bring hand, garden pruners for cutting invasives from the side of trees or just come, grab a garbage bag and pick up trash. Volunteers will be provided heavy-duty work gloves and plenty of hot chocolate to warm their innards while providing plenty of work to do to warm their outards.

Where: Cooper River Park. Plenty of parking for school bus and private vehicles in gravel parking lot on South Park Drive at base of Bradford Ave.

Why: Invasive plants negatively affect our forests, parks and open space. They do not provide the food source and habitat the area’s wildlife depend on and reduce plant diversity by crowding-out native species.

Either pick up the trash that potentially harms are wildlife and just looks bad, Or, bring a pair of hand pruners and we will cut-back the invasive English ivy that is growing up on and killing many of the trees in the park.