On behalf of the Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Committee and the Mayor and Council, I would like to thank all the volunteers who came out on Sunday, June 4, 2017 for our eighteenth annual cleanup day.
Over 140 volunteers participated. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of our environment and the impact of litter.
Hackensack Street and Valley Blvd. were cleaned while flowers were freshly planted at the Library, Civic Center, Senior Center, Veterans Park on Valley Boulevard and CE Doyle School.
A shredding event was also held on Sunday, June 4th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of the Civic Center. This event was sponsored by the Bergen County Board of Health and BCUA.
This year’s tee shirt art design contest was offered in Grades 7 and 8 with the winner, Yasmin Diras receiving a check for $50, compliments of the Mayor and Council. Her artwork design and name were prominently displayed on the front of each tee shirt.
It was gratifying to see the shared efforts of many organizations in town including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, WRHS students, Police Department Auxiliary, Fire/EMS Department, DPW, Transformation Life Church, Kearny Bank, Teterboro Airport representatives and individual families, all working together with enthusiasm and cooperation for the betterment of Wood-Ridge. Wood-Ridge is a special place to live and it was certainly evident that friends and neighbors take pride in our community.
I would like to encourage all residents and business owners to do their part to “Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful” all year round by picking up litter and recycling. Set an example to follow!
Provided by Councilman Ezio Altamura and Councilman Ed Marino, Co-Chairman, KWRB Borough of Wood-Ridge.