Thank you Reedy Creek Cleanup Volunteers!

34 volunteers gathered under blue skies and fall color on the morning of Sat, Nov 6, filling a 20 cubic yard dumpster with trash from the woods. SBB’s annual Reedy Creek Fall Cleanup in Brick was a success!
— Read about it in the Asbury Park Press.

Thirty-four all-star Reedy Creek cleanup volunteers pulled enough trash out of the woods around Reedy Creek to fill a 20 cubic yard dumpster on Saturday, November 6 in Brick. (Read about it in the Asbury Park Press.)

The fall weather and color were fabulous, and there was plenty of time for people to take advantage of our informal format to enjoy the natural setting.

A big THANK YOU to Glen Campbell of the Brick Township Department of Public Works, who made available the dumpster that we filled. That makes the cleanup possible.

Among the highlights of the day:

– Tom Holdsworth, the US Fish & Wildlife Service employee who built the parking area at the head of the trail about seven years ago, came back for a look around and to help the cleanup on his own time.

– Richard Daly brought back a “Great Horned Owl” display that he had been safekeeping, and it was reinstalled with a post hole digger.

– Keavy Franzoni of Atlantic Plants came with a Bobcat front-end loader, which greatly assisted in getting trash out to the dumpster.

– Brian Willard and Tom Pancila of the US Fish & Wildlife Refuge Service Forsythe Refuge brought trucks and trailers and pitched in getting trash from the woods to the dumpster.

– Two old friends, Walt Durrua and Sal Marino, met for the first time since they used to play touch football in Laurelton in 1949!

– Some of the towns that our volunteers came from were Brick, Mantoloking, Bay Head, Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River, Jackson, Barnegat, Glen Rock, and Oceanville.

Save Barnegat Bay’s next two scheduled cleanups are at Herring Point in Brick Township on March 26, 2005 (the last Saturday in March), and a Lavallette Bay Beach Cleanup on a Saturday in early May. Both events are from 9 to Noon, come and go as you please.

Next year’s Reedy Creek fall cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2005 from 9 to noon(the first Saturday in November). The event is informal, fun and open to the public. Plan now to bring your friends!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped in this year’s 2004 Reedy Creek Cleanup:

Brooke Beaver
Doreen Beaver
Payton Beaver
Motoko Bray
Walter Bray
Stu Bury
Richard Daly (Thank you for bringing repaired Great Horned Owl display!)
Willie deCamp
Walt Durrua (Mr. Cleanup (and more) of Brick Township!)
Betty Etzel
Keavy Franzoni (Thank you for bringing Bobcat front-end loader!)
Gage Giannella
Joe Giannella
Alissa Guarnaccia
Ann Guarnaccia
Joe Guarnaccia
Mariah Guarnaccia
Tom Holdsworth (USFWS – On his own time! Thanks!)
Donna Knight
Karen Konopka
Nadia Koutzen
Jim Magill
Sal Marino
Donna Morra
Matthew Morris
Paul Morris
Dan Mutter
Sarah Mutter
Chris Pancila (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
Linda Peterson
Connie Pilling
Bob Post (Thank you for bringing wheelbarrow!)
Jake Schmeirer
Brian Willard (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

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