A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Township Events For the Environmentalist In All of Us

Aberdeen Township has some really great Captain Planet sorts of stuff going on this week. On Friday 24 April 2009 at 4 pm you can plant a tree for Arbor Day at Storyland Park. Then from 9 am to noon on Saturday 25 April 2009 you can help with the Earth Day beach cleanup at Cliffwood Beach.

The first Arbor Day, held in Nebraska in 1872, was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture (1893-1897). His son founded the Morton Salt Company. Check out The History of Arbor Day, an interactive book at the Arbor Day Foundation's website.

Details regarding both events, as well as the 16th Annual Family Fishing Contest coming up on 2 May 2009, are highlighted on the township's webpage. Instructions and directions to the Earth Day beach cleanup are available online. Storyland Park can be reached from an entrance near 11 Warren Drive or from Woodman Place. (see map below)

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