Protect Our Local Watershed at Our Annual Stream Cleanup in Ewing

Calling all our Ewing Friends and Neighbors: Let’s work together to show the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek some much needed TLC on Saturday, April 15th 1 -11 am. Pre-registration required.

Mayor Bert Steinman, the Ewing Green Team, and The Watershed Institute have partnered to offer a Ewing Township stream cleanup for an early celebration of Earth Day 2023. Volunteer with friends and neighbors to help remove trash, litter, and debris from the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek. Over the past decade, 7,900 enthusiastic volunteers have removed more than 141,000 pounds of trash from local area communities. These cleanup events are a great way to get outside, work together to keep our waterways clean, and improve wildlife habitat.  

This Ewing event will concentrate cleanup efforts at the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek at the Home Depot location, 1621 North Olden Ave., Ewing.

Pre-registration is required! 

This is a rain or shine event.  Long pants, gloves, and closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.   Please don’t forget to bring the gloves and your reusable water bottle!  This is an in-person program. Masks are optional. A parent or legal guardian is required to attend with all children. To attend this event, you must agree to the terms of the waiver included during registration.

Thank You Giveaways!

Trees NOT Tees! This year The Watershed will be offering cleanup volunteers a complimentary tree sapling to say thank you for helping keep our waterways clean! We will not be offering stream cleanup t-shirts as we typically do to reduce our environmental impact and conserve limited natural resources. One cotton t-shirt takes 650 gallons of water to produce while a single oak tree can host 532 species of caterpillars, 147 species of birds, 120 species of mammals, and 60 species of reptiles and amphibians. In addition, one mature white oak can absorb over 2000 gallons stormwater per year which can reduce stormwater runoff pollution, flooding, and recharge groundwater.   


The following generous sponsors make these cleanups possible. Bloomberg, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly & Company, American Rivers, and New Jersey Clean Communities have provided funding, volunteers, and supplies.  

Event Summary

Event: Stream Cleanupat the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek.
Date: Saturday, April 15th
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Home Depot Parking Lot, 1621 North Olden Ave., Ewing.
Cost: a couple of hours of your time
Pre-registration required: Click Here

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