Current and past DEP Employees along with private citizens and the Eagleswood Department of Public Works came together and did an outstanding job cleaning up within the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. The cleanup encompassed an illegal dumping area within the refuge as well as an access road spanning approximately 1 mile. Two staging areas were set up on each end of the access road along Dinner Point Ave in Eagleswood and Allen Lane in Stafford Twp. Employees began at each end of the access road and worked their way along the road meeting at the dumping area. Through wind, rain, and mosquitoes the crew recovered over 60 tires, filled two Bagsters, accumulated over 60 bags of misc. garbage and recyclable material, as well as 2 toilets, mattress springs, a washing machine and large quantities of building materials. In addition, the Department of Public Works collected over 42 bags of misc. debris and 5 bags of recyclable material from other areas within Eagleswood.
Students from the Eagleswood Twp. Elementary School will be participating in the Blitz at a later date. Testing prohibited the students from participating on May 9, 2012. Students will beautify the school grounds and focus their efforts within the schools rain garden. Lesson plans on the importance of cleaning up the watershed and materials were distributed to students and teachers.