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  • Peapack-Gladstone Borough
  • Ramsey Outdoor
  • Randolph Township
  • Raritan Township
  • Raritan Valley Disposal
  • Readington Township
  • Roxbury Township
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  • Somerset County Solid Waste Management
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  • Tewksbury Township
  • Town of Clinton
  • Union Township

Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Each spring RHA organizes clean up programs to protect water quality and promote public stewardship of local streams and rivers.

This year’s stream cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 am until noon at multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties.

How to Register in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Visit our interactive map below to find a stream cleanup site close to where you live or click on the link below the map to see a list of all the sites and view them in a larger map.
    • Note down your preferred site number.
  2. Click HERE to register for the Stream Cleanup
    • Register by March 3rd to receive a free t-shirt.
    • Register by March 27th to be guaranteed your stream cleanup supplies. If you sign up later than the 27th, please come prepared with your own gloves and bags.
  3. Fill in your personal information and select your stream cleanup site from the drop down menu.

What to Bring

You are encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle. Raritan Headwaters will provide trash bags, gloves, water and snacks! If you register after March 27th, please come prepared with your own gloves and trash bags.

What to Wear

This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly. No one is required to get into the stream. If you choose to pick up litter on land wear a hat, sturdy boots or shoes, and long-sleeved shirts and pants for tick protection.  Stream depth varies across our stream cleanup sites and changes with the weather so if you plan on getting in the stream come prepared with rubber boots or waders.


On the morning of the cleanup, you will be greeted by your Site Coordinator at the designated meeting location. The site coordinator will have you sign-in and provide you with your trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks. The Site Coordinator will orient you to the site and explain the area to be cleaned up.  When the stream cleanup is over, please bring your trash bags to the designated drop off location.

Data Collection

This year Raritan Headwaters is asking you to collect data on the number of plastic bags you cleanup. Data sheets will be provided.

Social Media

On the day of the event, volunteers are encouraged to post pictures on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RHACleanStreams.


Map of Stream Cleanup Sites

Detailed Site Descriptions

In this document you will find detailed information for each site that includes the general location, approximate address, GPS coordinates, parking area, special notes about the site, trash drop off location and driving directions. The site descriptions are organized by site number. Please note, that some sites include multiple areas for removing trash. On the day of the cleanup, please sign in at the designated meeting location first and then the volunteer site coordinator will assign you a specific area to pick up litter.

Disclaimer: This document was put together in January 2016. Site details may be subject to change in the weeks leading up to the stream cleanup. Please double check the Stream Cleanup website and map (www.RaritanHeadwaters.org/StreamCleanup) to confirm that the site descriptions in this manual are still accurate and be on the alert for emails from your site coordinator during the week before your event.

2016 Stream Cleanup Manual