Bayonne Schedules Earth Day Clean-Up April 18th

Bayonne to Hold Earth Day Clean-Up on Saturday, April 18
City Seeks Event Sponsors
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he and the Bayonne City Council are
inviting community members and groups to take part in a citywide Earth Day
clean-up in Bayonne on Saturday, April 18. Mayor Davis said, “Earth Day 2020
will provide residents a great opportunity to volunteer to clean up and beautify our
city. It’s a day when we can work together building community spirit and a cleaner
city.”
Mayor Davis continued, “There was an impressive turnout of volunteers
throughout the community for the Earth Day clean-up in 2019. I look forward to a
continuation of that spirit in 2020.”
City officials are inviting individuals, community organizations, and other
groups of volunteers to sign up to clean a specific area of the community on
Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Interested organizations and
individuals are invited to register as a team. People can either form a team to
participate, or the organizers can place individuals on a team near where they live.
In 2017, 2018, and 2019, various teams, local businesses, and community groups
took part. Mayor Davis said, “We would like to encourage all of them to sign up
again for the 2020 clean-up. We would also welcome new groups and individuals
to join in the Earth Day activities.” Interested groups and individuals are
encouraged to register as soon as possible, in order to get a designated clean-up
area. The Department of Public Works is coordinating the clean-up with the
Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ). To register, please contact Camille
Burgos or Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at
cburgos@baynj.org.
Any businesses or organizations that would like to co-sponsor the clean-up
should contact Camille or Dee Dee. Sponsors providing at least $250 will be
recognized on a sponsorship banner, and will be acknowledged in print and
electronic media, and at a post-clean-up celebration. Sponsorship forms will be
available from the UEZ Office and from the City of Bayonne website, which is
www.bayonnenj.org.
After taking part in the citywide clean-up, all participating teams and
individuals are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the lower level of
DiDomenico 16th Street Park, below the foot of West 16th Street, from 12:00 noon
to 2:00 p.m. The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. The
celebration will include a DJ, barbeque, and fun activities for anyone who
participated in the clean-up. A bouncy ride will be available. Teams will be asked
​to take photos of the garbage bags collected.  The team with the highest number of filled bags will be invited to join Mayor Davis for lunch.
Mayor Davis concluded, “We should all take good care of our planet on Earth Day and throughout the year.  Let’s have a successful, citywide clean-up on Saturday, April 18.”