Hackensack River Cleanup #USA
Partnering with Ocean Tribe, International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP) in New Jersey organized a river cleanup service project on August 27. The service project was held in Little Ferry, New Jersey, alongside Hackensack River. A total of eighteen youth and young adults joined from the Generation Peace Academy (GPA) and the New Jersey CARP college club.
Kayaks, canoes and trash collecting tools were sponsored by Ocean Tribe, which guaranteed that volunteers could move on the water and collect hard to reach, floating litter along the shoreline.
Another group picked up trash among the reeds and property fence lines in the neighborhood, while others helped to clear away debris to gain access to large pieces of scrap on the shore. After two hours of cleaning, the volunteers collected five large bags of trash, a giant block of styrofoam, an old shopping cart, and two unidentifiable rusty pieces of machinery.