In an effort to give back to the community and help preserve our natural resources, LEH township Committee candidates, Gabriel Franco and Shaun Moran announced an inaugural event to help clean up "Seven Bridges Road" - a section of Great Bay Boulevard. Seven Bridges is a natural habitat for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, an endangered species, and is also a popular destination for hikers, bicyclists, kayakers, and naturalists. It's one of Little Egg Harbor's natural treasures, but many visitors and motorists have polluted the area and it's sadly become rife with garbage and debris.
So please join Gabe, Shaun, the LEH United team and other local groups in reversing some of the damage done and bring awareness about protecting our natural wetlands.
The first event will be on Sunday, October 4 from 10AM to 1PM. We're asking volunteers to meet at the very end of Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor, near the Rutgers University Field Station Access Road. (Click Here for Directions). If the forecast calls for inclement weather that day, we will postpone the event until our rain date, Sunday, October 11.
The Little Egg Harbor Department of Public Works will supply gloves, bags and send a truck the next day to haul away garbage and debris we collect. The Franco & Moran campaign team will bring water and bug spray for everyone.
We will tackle the beach and wooded area at the end of the road first (the area that needs the most attention), then work our way back across the seven bridges, stopping at each graveled pull-off point on the side of the road to clean up as needed.
If you would like to volunteer for the Seven Bridges cleanup project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. The first 10 volunteers to RSVP will receive a free T-shirt!
The Facebook event for this community service opportunity is found at (https://www.facebook.com/events/653028748672721). Please remember to bring a mask and practice physical distancing while participating.