Pick Up Brick kicks off anti-litter movement

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The McCue family of Brick -- dad Dave, mom Kelly and kids Brady, Brandon and Baylor -- were on hand for the volunteer-driven "Pick Up Brick" event at the Midstreams Greenway, located across from St. Dominic next to the intersection of Route 88 and Van Zile Road on Saturday May 15, 2021. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Scores of Brick residents enjoyed sunny, summerlike weather while cleaning up their community on Saturday, during Pick Up Brick’s latest anti-litter initiative.

Pick Up Brick was created by the township’s environmental commission a few years ago, in an effort to build a brand around its community programming, municipal government employee and former commission member Keith Rella told The Ocean Star.

Now, the commission is working to make 2021 the year Pick Up Brick takes off, starting with monthly cleanup events held throughout the township.

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“This year … we’ve taken it to another level,” Mr. Rella said on Saturday, as he assisted volunteers at the Midstreams Greenway opposite St. Dominic’s Church on the corner of Route 88 and Van Zile Road.

“Since things are getting back to normal a little bit, we can do these cleanups,” he explained. “… They’re safe, because they’re outside. It’s to everyone’s comfort level, it’s a volunteer basis.”

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