Pascack Brook Cleaned by Volunteers

A group of volunteers from the Woodcliff Lake office of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics waded through the Pascack Brook in search of trash Tuesday.

A team of volunteers from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' Woodcliff Lake office joined a crew from the Hackensack Riverkeeper to clean trash out of the Pascack Brook Tuesday.

Hackensack Riverkeeper is a local group which works to clean and preserve area waterways. This was the sixth time employees from WWL volunteered with them.

Riverkeeper last cleaned this area of the Pascack Brook, where it flows through Westvale Park and Pascack Brook County Park, about 10 years ago according to Bill Sheehan, the group's founder. Back then, the brook was much messier — they pulled bikes and shopping carts out of the water — but volunteers did still find some unusual items in the woods around the brook Tuesday, including an old metal drum and other large pieces of scrap metal.

"I'm glad to see most of the heavy stuff is out of there," Sheehan said.

Hackensack Riverkeeper regularly organizes trips to clean out rivers and reservoirs around the area. For more information, check out their website.

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