7 pm seems like a great time to garden. It’s cool and the birds are out for their last snack of the evening.
Please join us for our first clean-up this year. Help us uncover the plants from their winter coverings and see what we have this year.
Come walk along the path, sit on the bench, take in the beauty of the flowers, butterflies, blue herons and osprey.
On a sweltering morning, even at 9 am Troop 148 scouts helped pull the Monmouth University jon boat across Ross Lake. It was loaded with clippers, weed whackers and rakes. Scout Master Levester Bromley set up a sun shelter and brought a cooler filled with goodies for our return.
We opened up a view so that people sitting on the new park bench shelter could clearly see the 117- year- old stone hut. We also wanted to pull off all the vines from the hut’s walls in preparation for the stone masonry work scheduled for this month.
The on-going beautification of Ross Lake Park has been a joint effort between the Long Branch Environmental Commission, the Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association, the Monmouth County Historical Commission, Monmouth University and the Jersey Shore Group of the Sierra Club since 2014. Come visit the park and see for yourself. Sit on the bench and watch the osprey, the great blue heron and the butterflies.
Our new Watershed Ambassador, Amber Mallm, organized a great event today. Thanks to all the fantastic volunteers who helped clean up the ditch between Cindy Lane and Collins Ave in Ocean Township. This ditch funnels storm water into a small pipe that takes it under Rt 35, into a ninety degree turn, behind the new senior center and into Weltz Park. It was totally dry today and there was lots of garbage, mostly beer cans and bottles. Thanks to the Long Branch Interact/Environmental Club for making this day a success. Your enthusiasm and energy are amazing. We hope to see you again on other projects.