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Bourbeau Family Renews Adopt-A-Spot Contract

Ms. Mary Ann Bourbeau has renewed her family’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association for the coming two years. They will continue to do litter cleanups along the stream that crosses Tompkins Avenue near Maltby Avenue. Their cleanups include clearing debris from the street curbs and storm drains as well as from the surrounding open space area.

The Bourbeau Family first joined the CBA’s Adopt-A-Spot program in 2009. They became interested in adopting this spot after seeing the work the Zielinski Family was doing further down the road in the Tompkins Avenue Open Space Parcel. They noted how quickly litter can accumulate and spoil the appearance of otherwise pleasant wooded areas, and how regular cleanups can make a real difference in the neighborhood.

The adopted spot is part of a stream that runs through neighborhood backyards and wooded, vacant land from the Plainfield border past Baker Avenue and Tooz Place. It is piped underground, and joins with another stream before emerging through an outfall into Walnut Street Park. The Bourbeau’s work upstream removes litter before it can wash into the stream bed in the park.

The CBA is looking for more adopters for parks and open spaces. Walnut Street Park and Shadyside Park are available for adoption. For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail atempel@southplainfieldnj.com


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