On July 12th, volunteers from Royal Bank of Canada partnered with Raritan Headwaters Association to do a stream cleanup along a section of the south branch of the Raritan River. An intrepid group of 14 went into the river on 12 kayaks and 1 canoe to scout the river for garbage. With the recent heavy rains, the river was flowing high and strong, the volunteers picked bottles and debris from within the current’s flow and also dug into the banks to retrieve trash. Items like house insulation, bottles/cans, a vacuum cleaner, semi-truck wheel/tire and balloons were among the items picked from the river and its banks.
RHA relies on volunteer groups like the Royal Bank of Canada to dig into some of the dirtiest jobs in our watershed to protect the water quality for everyone downstream. Thank you RBC!