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New Jersey Locality Clean Up

Posted by David Bernstein  
David Bernstein March 02, 2012 12:06AM
Hi all,

The other day I was in Sussex County at a well known collecting spot and was disgusted at the amount of trash. Long story short, Jeff Wilson and I have set aside March 17, 2012 at 10:30 as the day for a long overdue clean up of the site. If you care to join us in Montague, New Jersey at the appointed hour, I'll supply the trash bags and perhaps, we'll get some collecting done afterwards.

For further details, please drop me or Jeff a PM. Many thanks.
Jeffrey D. Wilson March 02, 2012 06:16PM
Thanks, David.
I agree, the garbage problem there, especially at the trailhead, has become really bad. This is one sure way to bring unwanted attention to a good quality collecting site. I am going to join David and any other collectors who are willing to spend just an hour or two to get this taken care of, and like David said, then we can collect at the site for a while afterwards. Good community relations, good karma, good deed, whatever you call it, this is one of those situations where rockhounds can do some good for a collecting site. I'm in!!(tu)
D Mike Reinke March 02, 2012 07:40PM
I can only be there 'in spirit' since I now live north of Chicago. I used to know a Senice family in Sussex. That was long ago, when I barely knew what a mineral was. Wow, so near and yet so far! But I very much appreciate what you two are doing. Take care.

gary moldovany March 11, 2012 05:48PM
Count me in, I'll be there early. Gary
Mike Polletta March 11, 2012 08:01PM
Hi David.

I see Montague is right on the Pa line. I was considering going to a maple festival local to where I live, but I may drive out to NJ and help with the clean up.. And check out a locality thats new to me.

Maple or minerals?

David Bernstein March 12, 2012 06:26PM
Mike. Both!!

Gary. Glad you will be there. Let's hope the rain stays away.
Jeffrey D. Wilson March 12, 2012 09:04PM
There is a FOMS meeting on Sat. and I need to be there, so I will only be there for an hour or two, but I think we can get a bunch of trash together in that time.
See you then

Ron Watson March 17, 2012 04:55PM
Hey, I'm a little late on this, but if you guys plan another trip i'd be interested in tagging along.
David Bernstein March 18, 2012 12:38PM
There were five of us yesterday and although more help would have been appreciated, we got the job done. Two pictures, one of Jeff and Gary and the other is of my son who impressed me with his climbing ability at the collecting area.
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gary moldovany March 18, 2012 11:35PM
Thanks for putting up the photos, David. I enjoyed helping out with the cleanup and spending some time in a great collecting site with friends. Gary
Steve Cantiello March 20, 2012 11:34PM
Great idea David
Glad you got the job done.Is that area now owned by the Nature Conservancy?
David Bernstein March 21, 2012 11:25PM
Hi Steve,

Thanks. I know that the Nature Conservancy holds an easement further along down the trail but am unaware where their property and state property begins and ends.
Jeffrey D. Wilson March 25, 2012 01:40AM
The cleanup was great, and the help we got was surely appreciated. The improvement to the site is like night and day!!
The trailhead and the3 first 500 yards of the trail are owned by a commercial development company. Then there is a concrete survey pylon. to the left of the pylon is owned by the Nature Conservancy. The path and property to the right of the pylon is state open space "Green Acres" land. The quartz locality is on that land.
Steve Cantiello March 25, 2012 12:12PM
Thank you David,Jeffrey and all who helped with the clean up.Good news that the state owns this land.It has been a few years since I collected there.I have noticed that there is on going development in the area,as I pass by that area.I do hope there area will remain available to collecting.I know that your efforts will shine a good light on the rockhound community.
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