Scouts, Volunteers Tackle Park Cleanup


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Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Verona Parks Conservancy volunteers were joined by Essex County Parks Department workers this morning in a two-hour cleanup of Verona Park.

Despite the chilly weather, the helpers cleared away downed branches, bagged garbage, and raked out the playground areas. VPC members fanned out across the park, while Verona Pack 32 Cub Scouts tackled the playgrounds and the Troop 2 Boy Scouts cleared the northern field near Bloomfield Avenue. Eagle Scout Bryan Williams and his father Bruce Williams even brought their own canoe to help the VPC make a visual inspection of the lake edge and clear away debris in the lake. “The Boy Scouts saved the day,” said Deborah Jacobsen, horticultural chair of the Conservancy.

The photos in the gallery above are courtesy of VPC member Marv Friedman. Click on any picture to view it in a larger format.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the Verona Environmental Commission and HBW SCA, and has been part of many other civic and religious groups in town. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she has also run an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children here. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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