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Gear Up for the Wildlife Preserve Cleanup Happening in Montclair

by Samantha Impaglia
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Daylight savings is here, warm weather is making its way into the forecast, and it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities. The annual cleanup of a Montclair wildlife preserve is returning for its 21st year at the end of this month, and there’s nothing better than taking part in making the environment a better place. The Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve, located at 23 Riverview Drive West in Montclair, is looking for neighbors to help kick off the spring season by cleaning up the preserve. Read on to learn more about the Preserve and how to get involved with the cleanup.

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The Details

The cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 26th from 10AM – 1PM, and participants will meet at 23 Riverview Drive West in Montclair. In addition to the annual cleanup, this year’s event will include a special program that launches the preserve’s initiative to tackle invasive species.

The event will take place rain or shine. The organizers are looking for people to volunteer for the event on Facebook and asked that anyone with wheelbarrows are encouraged to bring them to transfer bags from one entrance of the preserve to the other. For those interested in participating in the invasive species prevention, the organizers also asked to bring gardening tools.

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The Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve is located at Riverview Drive West in Montclair, north of Brookdale Park and Yantacaw Brook Park, and west of Upper Montclair Country Club. Known as an area of nature trails for hiking, passive recreation, and bird watching, the wilderness and wildlife sanctuary spans just short of 20 acres. There are two entrances to the preserve – one at the end of Daniels Drive in Clifton, and the other where Riverview Drive meets Riverview Drive West in Montclair, as seen on Patch.

Keep up with more details about the cleanup and the Preserve on its Facebook page.

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