On Thursday July 21, at 10:30 a.m., the Department of Environmental Protection will hold a joint event with the State Department of Corrections and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission at Liberty State Park in Jersey City regarding the DEP’s Clean Shores Program.

A shoreline cleanup, employing State inmates, will take place Thursday at Liberty State Park, and adjacent areas, as part of the statewide effort.

The Clean Shores effort is a statewide program that removes debris from tidal shorelines with the use of State inmate labor. Since its inception in 1989, Clean Shores has removed more than 131 million pounds of debris from more than 2,400 miles of New Jersey’s shorelines. As part of that effort, in 2010, the PVSC River Restoration Program removed 750,000 pounds of debris from the shores of Bayonne, Jersey City and Elizabeth.

Attending the event will be Virginia Loftin, coordinator of the Clean Shores Program for DEP; DOC Chief of Staff Marc Cranston; and PVSC Executive Director Wayne Forrest.

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