Cooper River Park and Edison Woods Litter Clean-up and Invasive Plants Removal
2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 – 8:30AM - 12:30 PM
Cooper River Park,
South Park Dr. (east of Cuthbert Blvd),
Haddon Township, New Jersey
Plenty of parking for school bus and others in gravel parking lot on South Park Drive at base of Bradford Ave.
What: MLK Day of Service - Cooper River Park and Edison Woods Trash Pick-up and Invasive Plants Removal. A volunteer event for the entire family. Dress for the weather. You will be working around thorny plants, so wear rugged clothing you won’t care too much if it gets stuck.
Bring hand, garden pruners for cutting invasives from the side of trees or just come, grab a garbage bag and pick up trash. Volunteers will be provided heavy-duty work gloves and plenty of hot chocolate to warm their innards while providing plenty of work to do to warm their outards.
Why: Either pick up the trash that potentially harms are wildlife and just looks bad, Or, bring a pair of hand pruners and we will cut-back the invasive English ivy that is growing up on and killing many of the trees in the park and woods. Invasive plants do not provide the food source and habitat the area’s wildlife depend on and reduce plant diversity by crowding-out native species.
For more information, please contact
Fred Stine, Citizen Action Coordinator,
Delaware Riverkeeper Network