Somers Point Volunteers Spruce Up County and State Roads During the 'Clean to Earn Green' Spring Cleaning Campaign
SOMERS POINT, N.J. -
The Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC), ACUA, and volunteers helped spruce up Somers Point roads during the “Clean to Earn Green Campaign” on March 31.
For the third year in a row, a group of volunteers spruced up county and state-owned street locations in Somers Point, all the while earning between $100-$300. Because the city cannot fund clean-ups in these locations, the EDAC organized the event, and the Somers Point Business Association (SPBA) donated the $100 per mile payment participating organizations – $1,500 in total.
“We thank all who volunteered in helping us clean the streets of our beloved city; it was a tremendous success,” said Greg Sykora, EDAC chair. “We hope to continue this clean-up every spring, and continue to show the beautify of Somers Point.”
The clean-up began at 2 p.m. with a safety orientation by the ACUA and supply pick-up, followed by the clean-up. The ACUA distributed reflective vests and picker tools, paid for pizza for all participants, provided by Micchelli’s of Somers Point.
Under the leadership of Lisa Bender, Green Team event chair, a total of 55 volunteers helped with the clean-up including Mike Owen, candidate for Somers Point City Council; Stockton University fraternities and sororities Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha; and members of the EDAC.