Local residents helped clean up New Road near the bridge by Holy Spirit High School in Absecon Oct. 10. In the foreground are Raymond Hargis, of Pleasantville, and Amy Marie DeFeo, of Absecon, who is the manager of the California Apartments, which is where the group met prior to the cleanup. All of the cleanup supplies were donated by ACUA.
Marlon Hargis, of Absecon, left, and his brother, Raymond, of Pleasantville, cleaned up trash in the marsh along New Road on Oct. 10.
Tess Nelson, of Absecon, picked up an old coffee to-go cup and prepared to toss it into a trash bag during the cleanup. ‘I used to bike ride up here, and I used to see a bunch of stuff on the side of the road,’ she said.
Anthony Cheatham, of Absecon, helped with the cleanup effort along New Road in Absecon.
In the community room at California Apartments in Absecon, Marlon Hargis, of Absecon, left, Tess Nelson, a building resident, and Amy Marie DeFeo, the manager of California Apartments, chatted over coffee before starting their cleanup along New Road, helped by Harkis’ nonprofit organization, Your Choice, the People’s Choice. The ACUA provided the T-shirts and cleaning supplies.
On Oct. 10, Amy Marie DeFeo, of Absecon, who is the manager of the California Apartments, helped clean up the marsh by the bridge on New Road in Absecon. DeFeo said less trash was found Wednesday than during last year’s cleanup.
Empty glass bottles were a common find along the marsh on New Road in Absecon. The group filled eight bags with bottles and cans and 17 bags with trash.