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The Our Plastic Waters Raritan River Clean Up and Eco-Art Workshop with Lisa Bagwell was a heartbreaking, but successful event. Over 20 water & earth protectors came together to clean a quarter mile stretch of the banks of the Raritan River and stuck…

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On the day of the opening reception for the Water Is Life exhibit series, some of the visiting and local artists, co-sponsors, organizers and volunteers gathered at the Water Is Life electronic sign, to stand together for the earth. It kicked off the…

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Raíces Cultural Center director Francisco G. Gómez with a group of volunteers preparing to participate in a cleanup of a quarter mile stretch of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters cleanup and ecoart workshop in the Water Is Life…

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Volunteer cleaning the waterfront of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop in the Water Is Life Initiative.

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Volunteer cleaning along the waterfront of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop in the Water Is Life Initiative.

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Student volunteers from the Highland Park High School Environmental Club took part in the Our Plastic Waters cleanup and eco-art workshop during the Water Is Life initiative.

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Middlesex County Conservation Corps coordinator Griffith Boyd helped with the logistics of the Our Plastic Waters cleanup along the Raritan River waterfront during the Water Is Life initiative.

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Student volunteer cleaning along the waterfront of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop in the Water Is Life Initiative.

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Volunteers cleaning a quarter mile stretch of the Raritan River waterfront as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop in the Water Is Life Initiative. After the cleanup garbage collected was sorted and transformed into eco-art sculptures.

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Raíces EcoCulture Intern Kira Herzog visibly disappointed at how our community's disposable and single-use plastic ends up in our waterways.

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Plastic pollution in a section of woods along the Raritan River waterfront, collected by volunteers during the Our Plastic Waters clean up and eco-art workshop.

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Student volunteer cleaning plastic litter in a wooded section along the waterfront of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop in the Water Is Life Initiative.

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Plastic pollution along the Raritan River waterfront, collected by volunteers during the Our Plastic Waters clean up and eco-art workshop as part of the Water Is Life initiative.

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Litter in Johnson Park, along the Raritan River waterfront, collected by volunteers during the Our Plastic Waters clean up and eco-art workshop.

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Plastic bag caught in a bush along the Raritan River waterfront, collected by volunteers during the Our Plastic Waters clean up and eco-art workshop.

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Plastic pollution floating in the Raritan River, collected by volunteers during the Our Plastic Waters clean up and eco-art workshop.

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Statue of Liberty image printed on some of the litter collected during the Our Plastic Waters eco-art workshop and riverfront clean up.

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Plastic bottles were strewn throughout all of the wooded areas along the Raritan River waterfront section volunteers worked to clean up during the Our Plastic Waters eco-art workshop.

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There was no shortage of plastic pollution to be collected during the Our Plastic Waters river clean up and eco-art workshop.

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Raíces EcoCulture Intern Kira Herzog finds a full bottle of soda amongst the plastic bottle debris along the Raritan River during the Our Plastic Waters eco-art workshop and river clean up.

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A Rutgers exchange student from China expressed that he had never seen anything like the amount of garbage that was strewn along the Raritan River waterfront during the clean up portion of the Our Plastic Waters eco-art workshop.

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Volunteer cleaning along the waterfront of the Raritan River as part of the Our Plastic Waters EcoArt Workshop during the Water Is Life Initiative.

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Artist and workshop leader Lisa Bagwell, who designs sculptures out of garbage, carries bags of litter collected during the Our Plastic Waters clean up out of the wooded areas along the Raritan River.

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Student volunteers pulling plastic pollution out of a feeder stream along the banks of the Raritan River.
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