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Environmental Commission  Adopt-A-Spot

CONTACT: Debra Anne Leporino  SPCBA Committee Chair  (908) 510-3663 
                   Alice S. Tempel  Clean Communities Coordinator (908) 226-7621
                   spcba@southplainfieldnj.com 

 


MORE THANKS TO MORE ADOPT-A-SPOTTERS

(South Plainfield, June 11, 2021.) The Clean Communities Advisory Board recently sent out a “Thank You!” to all Adopt-A-Spot participants who renewed their contracts with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association over the last 18 months.  But acknowledgment is also due to those who have chosen not to continue in the program.  Many served the community as Adopters for years, and the CCAB is equally grateful to them. 

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopter

Year Adopted

Courtney Family

Audubon Ave dead end

2006

Federal Metals and Alloys

Belmont Ave stream crossing

1993

Cone Family

Belmont Avenue stream crossing

2018

Buteas Family

Belmont Ave open space, Spruce to Jackson

2010

Pilgrim Covenant Church

Cedarbrook Ave stream crossing and Morris Ave open field

2003

Cub Scout Pack 224

Cedarbrook Ave stream crossing

1995

Timber Creek Landscaping

Clinton Avenue Ext

1993

Keystone Community Residence

Front Street

1997

The Home Depot Northeast Support Center

Hamilton Blvd from Home Depot to So. Clinton Ave

1994

First Indonesian Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Helen Street/Coolidge Street

2012

Investors Bank

Metuchen Road - Belmont Ave to Sherban's

2013

Przewoznik Family

Metuchen Road – Belmont Ave to Sherban’s

1999

Panzarella Contracting

Monument Park

2004

South Plainfield Funeral Home

New Market Ave from Highland Ave to Pulaski Street

2007

Impact Church

New Market Ave from Highland Ave to Pulaski Street

2019

nuSalon

Oak Tree Avenue across from Post Office

2014

Sacred Heart Church

Putnam Park

2005

Lyte Family

Walnut Street Park

2011

Pender and Moore Family

Willow Avenue Park , PAL grounds, Nature Center

2006

Richkus Family

Shadyside Park

2012

Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation

South Clinton Avenue

2012

Clear Technologies

So. Clinton Ave , Hamilton Blvd to Gardner Avenue

1999

Zielinski Family

Tompkins Avenue Open Space

2006

 

Some participants held their spots for one year, others for more twenty.  Brian Mazellan of Timber Creek Landscaping retired and moved out of town, relinquishing his Spot on the Clinton Avenue Extension after twenty-eight years.  The Keystone Community Vocational Program, which adopted Front Street in 1995, had to cease operations in 2019 when the Covid19 pandemic forced them to put their programs on hold. They have plans to renew their agreement as soon as their clients can gather together safely again.  The Zielinski Family, looking after the Open Space that fronts on Tompkins Avenue, is still unofficially doing cleanups; they just got tired of doing the paperwork.

If you are interested in the Adopt-A-Spot program, please visit http://southplainfieldnj.com/spnj/Announcements/Adopt%20a%20Spot or contact  Alice Tempel, Clean Communities Coordinator at 908-226-7621, or Debra Anne Leporino, Chairperson, SPCBA Steering Committee, at 908-510-3663.

  For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail spcba@southplainfieldnj.com

 


 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD ADOPT-A-SPOT PROGRAM ALIVE AND WELL

 (South Plainfield, June 7.)  Over the past eighteen months, in the face of the Covid19 pandemic South Plainfield’s Adopt-A-Spotters have stepped up and continued to maintain their adopted spots. A constant rain of littered masks and gloves added to their challenge. Yet, nearly all have renewed their contracts for the coming year or longer. Their commitment is admirable, and the Clean Communities Advisory Board is grateful. 

            We thank all the Adopters who renewed their Adopt-A-Spot agreements with the SP Clean Business Association this past year: 

Adopt-A-Spot

Adopter

Since

Cedar Brook Stream corridor between Monument Park and the Fireman's Memorial

Stillman Photography Services

2007

Church Street, and Hamilton Blvd from Church to stream

First Baptist Church of South Plainfield

2015

Clinton Avenue Extension

The Kober Family

2019

Hamilton Blvd across from The Home Depot

The South Plainfield Lions Club

2016

Highland Woods Nature Reserve

Cub Scout Pack 207

2017

Lakeview Overpass

South Plainfield Business Association

2008

Metuchen Road, from Belmont to Harmich

Republic Services

2002

Monument Park

McCriskin-Gustafson Funeral Home

2010

Open Space Belmont Avenue (Arlington and Tremont)

T. Robak Associates, LLC

2010

Plainfield Avenue from Maple to Sampton

The Austin Family

2006

Putnam Park

Nu Xi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

2017

Tompkins Avenue Stream Crossing

The Bourbeau Family

2009

Stream Crossing on Cedarbrook Avenue

 Cedarcroft Bible Chapel

2012

Cedarbrook Avenue/Morris Avenue open space

The Roseo Family

2005

Veteran’s Park

Cub Scout Pack 224 - Riley School

2015

Each agreement is tailored to the needs of the location and the resources of the Adopter.  The basic contract is a commitment by the Adopter to remove litter from a public space, and by the CBA to provide supplies, disposal, and publicity.  Some of these business owners, non-profit organizations, and families have renewed their contracts for years; others are just starting out. 

The oldest renewed adoption is Metuchen Road from Belmont Avenue to Harmich Road, by Republic Services.  They began policing that section in 2002, after the CBA approached them about the cardboard and other waste dropping out of their trucks on route to the Harmich Road transfer station. The Roseo Family has been clearing trash from the field at Morris Ave and Cedarbrook, and the stream crossing since 2005.  Lisa Roseo is secretary to the Environmental Commission.  Other long-term adopters are Stillman Photography Services (2007), the Austin Family (2006) and T. Robak Associates  2010). The McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals has been renewing its agreement to maintain Monument Park since 2010. Last year they told the CBA to keep the agreement in effect until notified otherwise.

The newest is by the Walezak Family, which just adopted Cotton Street Park to help teach their young children about service to the community.  The Kevin Kober renewed his family’s original 2019 agreement this year, saying “I am happy to renew the Adopt-A-Spot agreement and extend the term from 1 year to 2 years. This program makes a significant difference in the appearance of our Borough and I am proud to be a part of it. I encourage all borough residents, both residential and commercial, to reach out to the Clean Communities Advisory Board and adopt a spot of their own. It is worth highlighting that the relatively small investment in time it takes to maintain an Adopt-A-Spot pays off immediately and in a big way.”