The 4th Annual Great Jersey City Cleanup

Updated: Apr 27, 2019

Join us this weekend in support of the Keep America Beautiful campaign.

The JCRPA is participating in the 4th annual Great Jersey City Clean-up this weekend and we'd love to have your help! Join us from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th, to clean-up our Reservoir. It's almost time to start our regular schedule- help us get the site freshened up  for a busy spring and summer!   

Reservoir #3 in the Heights is often nicknamed the "Hidden Gem of Jersey City," but sometimes it needs a good polish. Help us to get the site freshened up and ready for a busy spring and summer of hikes, kayaking, nature play, and community events!

How to participate:

  • Signup on our event page at VolunteerSignup

  • Arrive between 10:50am and 11:00am

  • Enter by Jefferson Avenue Gate, between Central and Summit Avenue, The Heights

What we will provide:

  • Bags and containers for trash disposal

  • Small trowels and other tools for unexpected odd-job needs 

What we ask you to bring:

  • Your preferred set of work or garden gloves (we wish to reduce plastic waste by not handing out disposable gloves)

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray and sunscreen

The cleanup will be predominantly about picking up loose trash, but if you feel inclined to help dig up one of the bigger items that are "stuck" or trim some branches that are in the way, please bring your own tools for the job such as shovels, hoes, rakes, or trimmers. 


This event will involve a short walk along a rocky trail that is akin to a steep staircase, and may involve some rock scrambling or navigation through brush along a hill. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Burroughs, if you have any accessibility concerns

Other sites participating include Audubon Park, Lincoln Park, JSQ Plaza, Pershing Field, Leonard Gordon Park, Riverview Park, Hamilton Park, and Arlington Park.

The Great JC Clean-up is is part of the nationwide campaign Keep America Beautiful, which aims to make sure "every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live." The event is organized by Keep Jersey City Beautiful, which is the first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in the State of New Jersey.

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Jersey City, NJ 07306

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