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Young Lawyers Join In Earth Day Events

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) of the New Jersey State Bar Association will participate in two Earth Day events slated for late April. Both programs are Saturday cleanup events organized by New Jersey environmental groups.

On April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will take part in the third annual Raritan-wide Earth Day Cleanup, sponsored by New Jersey Community Water Watch. YLD efforts will focus on a stretch of the Raritan River behind the AMC Loew’s Theater off Route 1 South in New Brunswick. Working to remove trash along the banks of the nation’s 14th dirtiest river will be 10 Raritan River communities. The New Brunswick site alone is expected to draw an estimated 200 volunteers.

During last year’s cleanup, volunteers removed five tons of trash from along the river, which serves as the water source for residents living in and around the New Brunswick/Piscataway area.

To join in the effort, contact Melissa Morgan at or by phone at 646-464-1870 or 732-932-3281.

On April 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., YLD volunteers will participate in a beach sweep in Belmar, hosted by Clean Ocean Action. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Belmar Fishing Club.

The club is located off exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway. Once exiting the parkway, volunteers should take 138 east to the end and follow signs for Route 35 North/Belmar. After making a right at the first traffic light, onto 16th Avenue, volunteers should make a left onto Ocean Avenue. The fishing club is located at Ocean Avenue and 1st Avenue, on the fishing pier.

For additional information on the beach sweep program, contact Jonathan Donath at 908-922-6569 or visit Clean Ocean Action’s website at

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

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