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Spring Cleaning & Going Green

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Spring is here again and it’s time to get out and stretch those bones, clean up the yard, the house, and the town! Mountain Lakes EcoWeekend is around the corner. It’s a good year to go green in your yard care too. The usual EcoWeekend events are over 2 weekends this year. The Community Clean Up, and the 40th Annual Woods and Lakes Run need to be signed up for. Plan ahead! Click here for the complete schedule: EcoWeekend Flier. Also, don’t forget to sign the Better Bag Challenge and reserve your Rainbarrels and Composters.

Start being green by taking your kids to Bag It a free green film at the YMCA Tuesday, April 17th at 6:15 pm. Boonton Twp’s and Mountain Lakes’ Green Teams are working together to bring you this fun informative film.

On Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21, we will be running our semi-annual Trash Day at the DPW yard, where non-recyclable and larger items can be disposed of for a fee. Please remember you can bring your metals for recycling any other time for free.

Plan to help your favorite Club, Team or Neighborhood do a Community Clean-Up of a local pocket park or ball field on April 21st. Groups can choose an area in town to clean up, as we have done in previous years. So grab some friends and come out to help us continue to keep Mountain Lakes an eco-friendly town

The Green Team is selling rainbarrels and composters in front of the DPW at the wholesale price of $55 Saturday April 21st as well. You can order yours online and pick it Saturday. Or, arrange with the Green Team for an alternative pick-up. Reserve yours with Marnie at MarnieVyff@gmail.com.

The following weekend, ArborDay  is on April 27th at 1:30 pm at Wildwood School. Borough Councilwoman, Janet Horst, has written a lovely story celebrating the mighty white oak.

The Fire Department will also be running fundraisers in their driveway 8-11 am on Saturday April 28th this year. Shredding Day – where people can bring boxes of paper that need secure destruction with donations going to the Fire Department and the Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance Squad; a Blood Drive – as the need for donations is critical; and you can also buy leaf bags. Shredding is an $8 donation per box, less for more boxes and two boxes can be shredded for free with a blood donation. Leaf bags are priced 10 for $5.

The 40th Annual Woods & Lakes Run will start from Birchwood lake at 10:00 am on April 28th. All men and women over 30 should sign up now to participate in the traditional 5K and 10K runs.