Adopt a Storm Drain Program Begins

Become a Volunteer!

An exciting new project of the Borough of Highland Park.

A storm drain collects stormwater from streets and transports it to local underground waterways. When it rains or snows, stormwater runoff can carry litter, debris and other pollutants from the street to the drains; during heavy rain, runoff can overwhelm the storm drains sending litter and pollutants into the stormwater sewer system and eventually into our waterways. Litter and debris can also clog drains, flooding local streets and filling the roadways with trash.

For this project, residents adopt one or more storm drains in their neighborhood and periodically check, and if needed remove, litter from the top of the drain.  This helps to beautify the neighborhood, reduce localized flooding, and stop litter and debris from entering our stormwater infrastructure and waterways.  Learn more here.

Join Us
Next SHP Meeting
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30

Check out our next meeting, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month

Currently, all meetings are held via teleconferencing on Zoom.

The Zoom link for the meeting is available on the Borough website calendar.


Earth Day -- May 1, 2022

Beginning May 4, NJ State Law

Ban on Single Use Carry-Out Plastic Bags

Rutgers Environmental Stewards

The Rutgers Environmental Steward program trains volunteers on how they can take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. 

Check out their inspiring Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series.  For example, this webinar: From Rain Gardens to Rain Barrels; Protecting Watersheds at Home

Other Webinars of Interest

Backyard Composting:  www.tinyurl.com/midcocompost

Middlesex County Master Gardeners: mastergardeners@co.middlesex.nj.us ; Helpline: 732 398-5220
Everyone's Farm
If we grew where we were planted, what a lovely garden the world would be!
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