MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY. (June 26, 2017) – Participants in the NJ Clean Communities Certification Program (NJCCCP) attended the last phase of their curriculum in Cumberland County on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Wheaton Arts in Millville. NJCCCP is a training program developed by NJ Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) and administered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education to provide Clean Communities coordinators with the skills they need to effectively manage Clean Communities programs.
The day began with a presentation by Karla Rossini of Citizens United Maurice River and an introduction to the Maurice River. The history of the region as well as its future was provided by Ms. Rossini to the group attending from various Southern New Jersey municipalities.
Anthony Riviera, County Coordinator for Recycling and Clean Communities, gave the safety training demonstration prior to the actual cleanup on the Maurice River Nature Trail. The safety kit given to Cumberland County volunteers was described and Cumberland County clean community programs, such as Adopt-a-Road, were highlighted.
Clean-up of the Maurice River Nature Trail began at Sharp Street Park, ending at Waltman Park. Many of the sites and foliage pointed out in the CU Maurice River presentation were discovered along the way.
Refreshments were provided by Millville eatery, BJ Roasters. The following received certificates from Sandy Huber, NJCCC Executive Director: Robert Anderson and Christine Stackhouse of Wildwood, Rachel Barton of Burlington County, Stephen Camp and William Macomber of Avalon, Deborah DeShields and Nathan Dunn of Fairfield Township, Carol Evans and Brad Griffin of Little Egg Harbor, Rebecca Gibula of Stone Harbor, Gary Sloan of North Wildwood, Linda Thomas of Lower Township, Raymond Sloan of Manchester Township, and entertainer Bill Kerwood of Magical Results.
A tour of Wheaton Arts museum, craftsmen and exhibits completed the day’s activities, highlighting the culture and history of Cumberland County.
In addition to its environmental related initiatives, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority is responsible for the development, financing and project management of projects and programs most vital to sustaining the economic and environmental future of the County and the state of New Jersey. The Authority works in tandem with the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders to foster greater economic growth, business development and quality of life for all Cumberland County residents.
Contact: Anthony J. Riviera III
Cumberland County Improvement Authority 2 North High Street
Millville, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 825-3700 x 2010
Fax: (856) 825-8121