After months of ignored requests to assist and to clean-up the New Jersey Transit’s Plainfield Train Station, four Plainfield City residents set out Sunday morning to make a difference.
At 8 am, we took on the task of cleaning up the trash, the broken and empty bottles, the paper and plastic bags that were scattered across the south lawn and flower beds of the station. With eight hands, one leaf blower, a rake, pickers, gloves and labor sweat, we filled 20 extra-large garbage bags. This was just 2 hours of our time on a quiet Sunday morning.
We have plans to tackle the rest of the station weekly until we accomplish our goal- a station that shines and makes the community of Plainfield proud.
It is necessary to spread the word to others that big business or government does not have to be the leaders, but every resident in every community can do their part to beautify the space we share with others; this is a grass roots start to our project.
We are not asking for special accommodations, but we are going to reach out to the public works department in the hope that the adjacent properties that border the train station will take it upon themselves to beautify and to make the area look like Jewels of the Queen City.
For those who want to see change, come and meet us. We will be at the station next Sunday at 8 am to start another round of clean-up. We have tools and bags to share.
While today we were only four, we hope to grow in numbers. We are a team of residents that care about Our Queen City and want to make the Jewels of the City sparkle.
Queen City Pride
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