We Need YOU for our 2021 Stream Cleanup!

It’s that time of year again, time for spring cleaning! The Ewing Green Team has partnered with The Watershed Institute and Mayor Bert Steinmann to host a spring Stream Cleanup at the Hollowbrook Community Center.


The Hollowbrook Community Center backs up to a beautiful stretch of the Shabakunk Creek, a tributary of Assunpink Creek. Water makes its way from the Shabakunk to the Assunpink, ultimately flowing to the Delaware River, the source of our Ewing drinking water. Friends and neighbors, let’s gather safely to clean up our community and make our watershed a healthier and even lovelier environment.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 Stream Cleanup Details

Hollowbrook Community Center

320 Hollowbrook Road

Ewing, NJ 08628

Pre-registration is required.

We are offering staggered start times to accommodate two groups of volunteers.

9:00am to 10:00am participants may register here

10:00am to 11:00am participants may register here

The cleanup is a rain or shine event. Please bring your own gloves and (reusable!) water bottle. Trash bags will be provided. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are suggested for woodier areas. The Hollowbrook grounds are often muddy closer to the creek, participants may be most comfortable wearing rain boots or similar waterproof shoes.

Masks, social distancing, and adult attendance are required. A parent or legal guardian is required to attend with all children. Children ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times.

The stream cleanup policies and waiver can be read here.

We look forward to spring cleaning with all of you on April 24th!

We Need YOU for the April 2019 Ewing Stream Cleanup!

Calling all Friends and Neighbors: Let’s work together to show the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek some much needed TLC.

Mayor Bert Steinman, the Ewing Green Team, and The Watershed Institute have partnered to offer a Ewing Township stream cleanup in honor of Earth Day 2019. Volunteer with friends and neighbors to help remove trash, litter, and debris from the West Branch of the Shabakunk Creek.

Over the past twelve years, Mercer County cleanup efforts have helped remove more than 105,00 pounds of garbage with the help of 5,400 volunteers! Stream Cleanups are a great way to get outside, meet new people, help improve the scenic beauty of our area, and improve our wildlife habitat. Volunteers will receive a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a thank you for their efforts.

We will meet at The Home Depot located at 1621 N. Olden Ave, Ewing, NJ at 9:00am on Saturday, April 6, 2019. If driving, please park in the section of parking lot located closest to Olden Avenue. The cleanup will run for approximately two hours.

This is a rain or shine event. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. Gloves and bags will be provided.

All are welcome! If you plan to bring a large group (10+ people) please email Erin Stretz at estretz@thewatershed.org to ensure enough supplies are on hand.

Additional information can be found at thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups.

About The Watershed Institute

The Watershed Institute is a non-profit organization committed to keeping water clean, safe, and healthy. They wok to protect and restore Central New Jersey water and natural environment through conservation, advocacy, science, and education.