AHMP-NJ CHMMunity® Corner

This page is a collection of AHMP-NJ (formerly ACHMM-NJ) activities and events related to the CHMMunity® Outreach Program established by the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) in 2008. CHMMunity® is a national community service initiative to encourage Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs) to promote environmental, health and safety and proactive management of hazardous materials in their communities.

Upcoming events

AHMP-NJ CHMMunity® Event

All AHMP-NJ members:  In light of the coronavirus outbreak Raritan Headwaters has cancelled the annual stream cleanup for April 18th.

Help out Mother Nature on EARTH DAY 2020!!!

Upcoming event information: Celebrate Earth Day with your fellow AHMP-NJ members and help rid the Raritan river watershed of trash and debris!

The next CHMMunity event is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th @ 9am at:

Raritan Headwaters Association's 30th Annual Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Site 4: Round Valley Reservoir – Clinton Township – Hunterdon County

Location: Round Valley Reservoir off of Route 22.

Approximate Address: 1298 Stanton-Lebanon Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833

GPS Coordinates: 40.631617, -74.850126

Parking: Parking lot at Round Valley Reservoir Boat Launch.

Special Note: Areas to pick up trash: Start at boat launch shoreline and cove and adjacent parking lot. If there are additional volunteers, supervised groups will be sent to swimming area and ranger’s cove.

Trash Drop Off Location: Trash will be left in the boat launch parking lot and in the dumpsters in the parking area near the swimming area and ranger’s cove. RHA will contact Park Superintendent to organize trash removal.

Driving Directions:

1. Take I-78 East towards Annandale. Take exit 18 for US-22 East towards Annandale/Lebanon.

2. After 0.7 mile, take a slight right onto US-22 East.

3. Continue for 1.0 mile, then turn right onto Round Valley Access Road.

4. Take 1st left onto County Road 629, then an immediate right making sure to follow sign pointing towards boat launch.

OR

1. Take I-78 West towards Annandale. Take exit 20A toward Lebanon.

2. Merge onto Cokesbury Road, and go straight across the light.

3. After 0.3 mile, turn right onto US-22 West.

4. Continue for 0.8 mile and then turn right onto Round Valley Access Road.

5. Take 1st left onto County Road 629, then an immediate right making sure to follow sign pointing towards boat launch.


Site Descriptions: For more information, please copy and paste link into address bar: https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Stream-Cleanup-Manual.pdf . Scroll through the pages to find your site number (they are organized in numerical order).

Logistics:
On the morning of the cleanup, you will be greeted by your Site Coordinator at the designated meeting location. The site coordinator will have you sign-in and provide you with your trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks. The Site Coordinator will orient you to the site and explain the area to be cleaned up. Please bring your trash bags to the designated drop off location at the end of the event. This is a kid-friendly service project, but please keep a close eye on your children throughout the event because their safety is paramount.

What to Wear:
This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly. No one is required to get into the stream. If working on land wear a hat, sturdy boots or shoes, and long-sleeved shirts and pants for tick protection. Stream depth varies across our stream cleanup sites and changes with the weather, if you plan on getting in the stream come prepared with rubber boots or waders.

What to Bring:
You are encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle and work gloves. Raritan Headwaters will provide trash bags, gloves, water and snacks. If you sign up later than April 4th, please come prepared with your own gloves and bags.

Data Collection:
This year Raritan Headwaters is asking you to collect data on the number of plastic items you cleanup. Data sheets will be provided.

If you would like to live tweet during this event, please use the hashtag #CleanStreams.

EMAIL Lisa Sibrel (lisa.sibrel@unitedflexible.com) to let her know you will be there.

General Information may be found on the Raritan Headwaters website: https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/

Best regards,

Lisa 
AHMP-NJ CHMMunity     


Past CHMMunity® Events

Parker Trail Maintenance – Sunday, November 3, 2019

      


April 2019 Cleanup at Round Valley Reservoir Site 4

AHMP-NJ members helped to clean up the area.  Joe found a TV!


AHMP-NJ Donation at the Kearny Community Food Pantry in December 2018 

 

 

Parker Trail Maintenance - October 14, 2017

AHMP-NJ members met up at High Point State Park to clean-up part of the Parker Loop.  The full loop is an 11.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montague, NJ.  Our team concentrated on about 1 mile of the trail.

We successfully cleared the trail of undergrowth and fallen logs and timber.  Along the way, we found some wildlife and collected 2 bags of garbage.  We accomplished the clean-up in around 4 ½ hours and had an exciting, entertaining and productive morning. 

 

 

Raritan River Cleanup, April 22, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, AHMP New Jersey Members spent Saturday morning helping to clean up the Raritan River. Before and After shots show the bags they filled!

Ready to start...

Finished and bagged!

 

Raritan River Cleanup, July 27, 2013

Managed to remove 101 tires from the river and nearly filled a 30 cubic yard dumpster with trash, along with multiple bags of recyclables.

 

NJ Battered Women's Services, July 1, 2013

Helping the NJ Battered Women's Services spreading mulch.

  

Annual Stream Cleanup at Gladstone, April 20-23, 2013

Sponsored by: AHMP-NJ Chapter and AmeriCorps.

      

Hurricane Sandy Outreach, January 6, 2013

Twenty one (21) sheets of 4’ x 8’ plywood installed on the floor.   Drywall completely installed in three (3) rooms with two additional rooms partially completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Sandy Outreach, Dec. 15, 2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
February 11, 2012

Habitat’s ReStore resale outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public
While every ReStore outlet is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances.

ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.

Promoting reuse and recycling

ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.

 

Clean the Beach, Spring Lake, NJ





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