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Dump the Junk Too! South Bound Brook Floodplain Cleanup!

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Please join CJST for our next cleanup between the Raritan River and the Delaware & Raritan Canal in South Bound Brook. This floodplain downstream of the Queen’s Bridge between the river and the canal was used as a dump in the 1960s so there are a lot of old appliances and tires along with the usual trash that gets washed in during floods. This area is part of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park and we will be partnering with the NJ Park Service who will dispose of the trash we collect. We started cleaning at this site last May but there is still lots to do!

The event begins at 9:00 AM at the parking area at Canal Park by Lock 11 (use 169 Canal Road, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 as the closest address and look for the CJST truck and trailer). This park is across from the South Bound Brook post office. Additional parking is available along Canal Road. Come on out and join us for sign up, instructions and safety…and enjoy some breakfast on us!

From the parking area, we will have to walk about half a mile to the cleanup spot. Unfortunately there is no closer parking and access to the canal path will be limited. It’s a good warm-up!

Please note that registration/RSVP is important so that we know what kind and how many supplies and refreshments to bring and set up. This is especially true if you are bringing a larger group.

Volunteer Instructions:

1. Bring along your family and friends! It’s going to be a really fun and great day! The more junk we find the more rewarding the experience!

2. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty! And dress for the weather!

We will provide garbage bags, work gloves, tools, breakfast, and water for volunteers.

So come on out! We look forward to restoring this small piece of the wathershed with you!

Please contact Jens Riedel at or 908 240-1346 if you have questions or if you plan on bringing a larger group.


April 21, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Central Jersey Stream Team