Whippany River gets some TLC in Morristown

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Community volunteers in Morristown braved chilly weather on Saturday to go fishing– for rusty bikes, old shopping carts and other debris in the Whippany River.

The second annual spring cleaning, near the Bethel AME Church, was meant to reduce the risk of more floods like the one that inundated the Second Ward after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

MorristownGreen.com photographer Scott Schlosser captured these scenes from the cleanup:

Photos by Scott Schlosser. Please click icon below for captions.

The Market Street Mission, the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer sent volunteers, said Bethel AME Pastor Sidney Williams Jr.

Some boiler parts and other chunks of heavy metal remain on the riverbank. The Pastor said he is hopeful the town can assist with removal of those items.

The nonprofit Whippany River Watershed Action Committee organized the cleanup.

Volunteers with debris removed from the Whippany River in Morristown. Photo by Scott Schlosser
Volunteers with debris removed from the Whippany River in Morristown. Photo by Scott Schlosser
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