Archive for the 'River Clean Up' Category

One million dollar grant for South Orange park/river

riverdrawOne million dollars was awarded to improve the ongoing greenway area around the Rahway River in South Orange.   Bike paths and many other improvements will be on the way. The grant is believed to be one of the largest single grants ever received by the Village. Awarded under the NJDOT FY 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program,  the money will fund the construction of approximately 3,600 linear feet of a pedestrian path and bikeway, which will connect the southern border of the Village at Chyzowych Field in Maplewood to Third Street near the South Orange train station in the Village center.

Link to detailed plan below.

Click to access RiverMP_2.pdf

River Clean Up


DSCN1549Each year the Rahway River Watershed in South Orange seems to look better and better.

The banks in Cameron Park (and now Waterlands Park also) get an annual spring cleaning on SO River day.  Sunday there were many concerned citizens (and yours truly) picking up refuse and and disposing of it properly.  Refreshments, Entertainment and the bags were provided.  All you need to do next year is wear your boots and gardening gloves and help out for as long as you’d like.