On Saturday, April 13, volunteers from Hudson County and beyond came out in droves to support The 4th Annual Great Jersey City Clean Up. The event was hosted by Keep Jersey City Beautiful (KJCB) an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Through this partnership, Jersey City has developed a few other initiatives, including the Jersey City Mural Arts Program.
In perfect sync with Earth Day, locals and out-of-towners alike ventured to various parts of the city to clean parks, streets, and undertake general upkeep around town. While the stats for 2019 aren’t in yet, last year over 1,000 volunteers participated and helped collect 19 tons of garbage and nine tons of recycling. The hosts of the event anticipated over 2,000 coming out for this particular clean up.
Some of the many areas that benefitted from the clean up were Journal Square Plaza, Hamilton Park, Lincoln Park, Audubon Park, Leonard Gordon Park, Pershing Field, Riverview Park, and more.
We chatted with a few volunteers from Dixon Advisory USA and Pure Properties after their clean up. Cobby Walters, People and Culture Manager for Dixon stated, “This event was truly amazing and made a huge difference in the areas we live and work in. We’re already excited to participate next year!”
Further, Laura Olivieri from Pure Properties stated, “I love spending my free time volunteering and giving back whenever I can. This was a great opportunity to make a difference in an area I live in, but also an area where Pure Properties is so invested.”
To continue their involvement, Dixon Leasing plans to cover a story in their upcoming Homes By Dixon Newsletter that focuses on the Jersey City Mural Arts Program to generate awareness and to show off the street art around the city.