Kean Students Celebrate the New Semester with Elizabeth River Habitat Cleanup

Almost 100 new students at Kean University celebrated the beginning of their freshman year by cleaning up the habitat along stretch of the Elizabeth River near the campus in Union Township last week.

The group took a break to pose with part of the day’s “catch.” Many donned boots and waders to snare trash and debris from the water while others cleared invasive Japanese knotweed from the banks.

The cleanup was supervised by Professor Daniela Shebitz as part of the Union County Adopt-a-Park Program.

To find out how to volunteer with Adopt-a-Park, and to learn about other volunteer opportunities, environmental programs and activities sponsored by the Freeholder Board, visit The Green Connection, ucnj.org/green-connection.