Behold! On this huge desolate lot, there once was a house. Now that house is gone and a large amount of old and rusted furniture remains. And in the picture below MEVO volunteers are removing not the first, but the second refrigerator out of the lot. There’s even a washing machine in the whole mess.
Now consider this. Think of all the pollutant’s inside these appliances, made in the 1950s, which are going into our water, and ruining the atmosphere slowly, but steadily. And this can go on for a while without anyone picking up a single piece of litter. So join MEVO this summer, and remove pollutants like these to make our environment a better place to be.
With summer fast approaching, MEVO is getting warmed up for what will be an awesome volunteer season. Be a part of it this summer, and make your mark by helping preserve the environment of Mahwah and other communities in Bergen County. You’ll be doing trash clean ups, tree/flower planting, invasive plant removal, trail construction, even some scenic hikes at the Ramapo Reservation. And make sure to stay tuned, for more news about MEVO’s tire removal competition, set to take place this summer on Stag Hill. So get ready for what will be an awesome MEVO season!
Volunteers of all kinds! Trail work is coming to Emerson, New Jersey. On Saturday, May 25th, MEVO will be heading to Emerson to ramp work on the trail project it has started there. For while a trail exists in Emerson, it is in a sorry state.
MEVO will improve the trail by making a more noticeable and clear path to it, as well as make it easier to walk on (said to be one of the most important things for a trail). In addition, water bars to stop erosion and stepping stones to prevent minor flooding will be placed.
MEVO has already worked on this trail before in March, and we are eager to finish the job. So join us, and volunteer to make a New Jersey a little bit more green.
Observe: several farmers, sweaty, standing on top of one awesome community garden built, and a job well down. This is just one garden down for MEVO’s Farm to Live program, with many more to go. Because that’s what Farm to Live does— it BUILDS gardens, anywhere it can. The food from these gardens is given to local hunger organizations and pollution from the wasteful grass lawns that these gardens are built on is stopped in its tracks. In short, Farm to Live is building a local sustainable food movement throughout Northern New Jersey. And we need volunteers.
So join the movement this summer and build some gardens, make some friends, and generally have an awesome time, with MEVO’s Farm to Live: http://mevoearth.org/earthcrew/volunteer/
Y’all hear that, boys? Sounds like the sound of growing season just around the corner. We here at MEVO have started our seedlings last month: 544 to be exact, and with many more seedlings to be expected along the way. Some of what we’re growing is: eggplants, ground cherries, peppers, collards, broccoli, and cauliflower. Many, many more seedlings are due to arrive soon. We hope we are as excited as we are.
So come volunteer for MEVO this summer and have the chance to work with us!