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Blairstown Enhancement Committee

BEC Summer Sweep!

Our spring clean-up day fell prey to COVID-19, but now that New Jersey is on the mend, we thought it would be good to get back out there to help Blairstown shine!

The Blairstown Enhancement Committee is issuing a call for volunteers to show their hometown patriotism July 4 through 11 by participating in a summer clean-up event. A "Summer Sweep!"

Yes, there is always "sweeping" to be done, but there is always more. The idea is that we list "Jobs to be Done" around the town right here on Sign up Genius. Citizen Volunteers choose a task from the list they would like to tackle with their close friends and family in a safe and responsible manner.

If you don’t see something on the list, come up with your own clean-up idea and share the fruits of your labor.

No matter what project you tackle, be sure to take pictures of your group displaying your hometown pride and send them along to [email protected].

COVID-19 may have gotten us all down, but not out! Hang in there Blairstown! We got this!

 

Created by:   Kevin Doell
 
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Foot Bridge Park litter pick up (4)

Grab a couple of garbage bags and some friends or family. Walk through the park and along the water's edge to collect any trash that is lying around.

 
All slots filled
Karen Lance (2)
Giving back to the park that gives us so much.
Bob Brandt
always happy to work with Karen
Sue Habermann
Let me know when and I’ll be there. More fun to do it in a group.

Main Street Sidewalk Sweep (6)

Every year the sidewalks get weedy and full of dirt and gravel. For this job you'll need gloves, push brooms, flat shovels, dust pans, and some heavy duty garbage bags, which can be left in the DPW truck that will be parked in the center of town.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
north warren lions club (3)
will try to do early one weekday morning

Clean up – Vail Road litter pickup (2)

Take a walk down the "Back Alley of Blairstown" and pick up any refuse spotted along the way. For this job you'll need heavy duty garbage bags, some gloves, and a discerning eye.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Kellie Petersen
I would also like to offer my dumpster for the Vailstreet clean up

Main Street Window Washer (4)

Are you good with a squeegee? You'll need one, plus a bucket with some water and ammonia. A rag will also come in handy to dry between wipes.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Keith Messmer
I have just started my own window cleaning company and would love to have this opportunity to participate in the BEC Summer Sweep.

Garden Clean-up: East Ave Pocket Park Weed Whacking (2)

Take a weed whacker to those pesky weeds growing up between the lovely perennial flowers. Weed out the obnoxious mugwort and other invasive plants. Make the gardens look neat and tidy!

 
All slots filled
Kevin Doell (2)
Those weeds are going to pay!

Garden Clean-up: East Ave Pocket Park Weeding (6)

Help pull out the mugwort and other weeds so that the perennials get their chance to shine

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Kathy Otinsky
Gina Trish
Mugwort be gone!

Clean up of choice!

Is there a space in your neighborhood that needs a little sprucing up? Have at it! Make it shine. Take a pic and share it with the BEC at [email protected]

 
1 slot filled - more available
Patricia Kennedy
Fill pet waste containers
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