New Jersey: Nestlé National Day of Volunteering

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017 9:00 am

Join Nestlé and SCA on Thursday, August 10th to restore Riverfront Park in Newark!

Nestlé in the U.S. is hosting #NestleCares, a national day of volunteering across Nestlé’s 120 U.S. hometowns. SCA is proud to be a partner in this endeavor by facilitating opportunities for Nestlé in the U.S. employees, families, and friends to engage in team-based service projects in 9 different cities. These projects will focus on some of the most urgent conservation needs including pollinator habitat restoration and water conservation.

Riverfront Park has played a critical role in reconnecting downtown Newark and the Ironbound to the Passaic River. As part of this work to restore public access, the park hosts festivals and art shows throughout the year, and recently broke ground on a four-acre expansion that will include the Horizon Wellness Trail and Fitness Zone. Nestlé employees will join local SCA youth in Newark to improve this waterfront space to promote health and wellness in the local community.

WHEN: Thursday, August 10th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.Registration & breakfast beginning at 8:30 am. 

WHERE: Riverfront Park, 1-3 Brill Street, Newark, NJ 07105. Parking lot located on Raymond Blvd. and Freeman St, and street parking available by Riverbank Park between Somme and Van Buren Sts. 

WHAT: Volunteers will help to restore the park by restoring signage, removing trash and invasive plants along the Passaic River waterfront, including the Horizon Wellness Trail. 

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch along with work gloves, safety gear, and all project materials. Reusable water bottles will be provided along with water stations. Stay hydrated!

QUESTIONS: Contact Kevin Borja, SCA Community Engagement Fellow, at [email protected] or 619-948-5329.