South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River while celebrating environmental awareness and education. Last year COVID-19 kept us out of the river but in 2021 we will bounce back to finally celebrate our 10th year of River Day with a family friendly but socially distant river clean up!
Check in on Sunday May 2nd, 2021 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain Date May 9) at the Skate House on the duck pond off of Mead St. (N. Ridgewood Rd and Meadowbrook Lane) in South Orange. Follow the South Orange Green Team and Environmental Commission on Facebook or Instagram @sogreenteam or our blog.
Are you an educational, community, or environmental group, musician, restaurant, or other potential exhibitor interested in joining this event? Or maybe you just have a question which hasn't been answered here. Let us know.
River Day 2019
Thanks to everyone who organized, volunteered, and participated in River Day 2019. Hundreds of you pitched in to remove a dump truck full of garbage from the the South Orange section of the Rahway River. That’s a truck load of stuff that won’t be fouling our water, endangering our animals, or washing up on our beaches this summer.
Thank you all!
River Day 2020
Unfortunately we had to cancel the event due to COVID-19 concerns in 2020. :-( We will be back in 2021.
What To Bring
• Water proof boots, old sneakers, or footwear that you don't mind getting wet
• A Liability Release Form
• Curiosity and a sense of community
What NOT to bring
• Flip-flops, sandals or open-toed shoes • Unattended children. Parental supervision is required. Think twice about children under 4 years old in the river