Ah, yes. With the temperature rising into the 50s today, what better weather could there be for New Jersey's seond annual "Dash for the Trash?"
The event is a large-scale, volunteer cleanup of sections of the Delaware River and Bay from Sussex to Cape May counties. It lasts through March 17, so if you can't make it today, tomorrow is forecast to be a nice day, too.
Last year, more than 400 volunteers from scout troops, schools, businesses and environmental and nonprofit groups, as well as local residents, logged more than 1,500 hours cleaning up the Delaware River and Bay, according to a DEP press release.
They collected 536 bags of trash and recyclables, plus truckloads of large debris items gathered from the New Jersey side of the Delaware River Basin.