Register Today for Nutley's Earth Day
Nutley Parks & Recreation's Earth Day Celebration wants to show that the environmental movement is alive and well and that the people of Nutley are engaged in making the community healthier, safer and cleaner.
The Parks Department has announced plans for the fifth annual community clean up for project “Earth Day 2012” on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This townwide, community clean up will take place under the direction of the Nutley Parks & Recreation Department.
“Our goal is to bring the community together and raise awareness of the effects that pollutants have on our environment. Our water, air and ultimately the Earth are sustaining more and more damage with each year that passes," said Mayor Mauro G. Tucci. "My staff along with the Department of Public Works staff will be stationed at each individual site beginning at 9:00 a.m., to guide volunteers on our mission."
A closing ceremony will be held at Kingsland Park at which time awards will be distributed and refreshments will be served.
CLEAN UP SITES
Sites include: Memorial Park I and II, Kingsland Park, Nichols Park, Reinheimer Park, River Road, school areas, Passaic Avenue and various railroad track locations. The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes suggestions from residents and business owners for other possible locations.
The department suggests: We are encouraging residents to make this a family event! Bring your Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles to make this a significant day in Nutley. All are invited to participate.
“We are making a commitment to the next generation by building awareness around issues that will help maintain and restore a healthy lifestyle for our community”. As the fight for a clean environment continues, we need to educate the community and stress the importance of a clean, healthy, environment” Tucci said.
Nutley’s young artists in Kindergarten through 6th grades are invited to help celebrate the importance of Earth Day by entering their color posters in a contest sponsored by the Nutley Recreation Department. The posters will be judged in three age categories: Kindergarten through first grade, second through fourth, and fifth and sixth-graders. Each submission should include the artist’s name, age, school, phone number and mailing address.The winning design will be on display during Earth Day.
Those interested in attending should contact the Nutley Recreation Department at (973)284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.