Volunteers Clean Up Three Miles of Trails in Short Hills
The Junior League of The Oranges and Short Hills organized a clean up at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Saturday.
More than 30 volunteers, half of them children, came out on Saturday, March 2 to pick up branches and twigs that cluttered the trails the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum since Superstorm Sandy.
The volunteers cleared out three miles of trails, removing branches to be chipped and line the trails through the arboretum.
"It was very successful," Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Executive Director Judy Trigg said. "They all decided it was very hard work."
The children also worked on seed projects where they collected seeds and put them back in the arboretum to encourage wild plant growth.
The cleanup was part of the Junior League of The Oranges and Short Hills volunteer March Madness one-day service event.
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum was only one of 14 different community locations where the organization sent about 100 volunteers out to work on a variety of service projects.
The event was a celebration of 100 years of community service work.