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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bogota Beautiful

18-April-2019
  On Wednesday-17-April Bogota Beautiful held their public meeting for April. The main topic at this meeting was to finalize the plans for their Earth Day event on Saturday-4-May.  The event is schedule to start at 11:00a and run to 3:00p.  For this year’s event Bogota Beautiful is partnering with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation ( NNJCF)  and its ArtsBergen group to create  a fence weaving  installation along the Little League field in Olsen Park.  This is also in celebration of Bogota’s 125th Anniversary. Other projects that will be worked on that day includes: The W. Main St clean-up and spring planting. The cleaning and maintenance on the Bogota World War I and Community Garden along River Rd. and a power washing of the Environmental Walkway  along the banks of the Hackensack River in Olsen Park. 
  Other events schedule to happen that day is a workshop from the group  Bees, Trees, and Water which  bringing awareness to the important  providing  a healthy environment in local communities. Danielle Fede from The Bogota Green Team, along with the Bogota Environmental Commission will be giving away tree saplings. These trees are made possible by the NJ tree Recovery Campaign to help restore trees that have been damaged, or fallen from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. They will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.
    Bogota Beautiful is still accepting sign-ups for anyone wishing to be a Volunteer on this day. The number of Volunteers that sign up will help them plan on how many areas will be work on that day. They are also accepting donations of any equipment to  help with the clean up. Gloves, hats, racks, shoves, broom, or any other type of lawn equipment will be accepted. They are also looking for anyone who has their own power equipment to volunteer  their  services on that day.  Anyone with tillers, leaf blowers,  power washers and cordless mowers would be welcome.  Bogota Beautiful is also interested in any business who would be able donate refreshment for the Volunteers. Water, snack, fruit, and Sandwiches are the primary need to get the Volunteers going on a late spring afternoon. High School and College Student will be awarded community service credit for volunteering for this event. Anyone wishing to be apart of this project is asked to contact Bogota Beautiful at:   http://www.bogotabeautiful.com/  or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bogotas-earth-day-2019 . They can also be contacted by email them at:  bogotabeautiful@gmail.com  

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