Pleasantville's Earth Day Cleanup

Pleasantville's Earth Day cleanup organizes at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Pleasantville Recreation Center, 410 West Brightono Ave.

By R.J. Liberatore Jr. Staff Writer

PLEASANTVILLE — The city’s Police Explorers program, the Travis Manion Foundation and State Police invite community members to join them in an Earth Day cleanup.

The event begins 9 a.m. April 22 at the Pleasantville Recreation Center, 400 Brighton Ave. Supplies will be provided.

Volunteers can call Capt. James Williams of the Pleasantville Police Department at 609-484-3648 for details.

“The Police Explorers program teaches good citizenship, which means getting involved in things that improve the community,” said Williams, who heads the Explorers program. “It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and have fun while doing our part for the environment on Earth Day.”

The Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. For more information, see travismanion.org.

Pleasantville’s Police Explorers program welcomes young men and women from the sixth grade to age 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or the criminal justice system.

Youths train alongside Pleasantville police officers and participate in drills and competitions designed to teach practical law-enforcement techniques, character development, respect for law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

For more information, call Williams at 609-484-3648.

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Contact R.J. Liberatore Jr. at rj.liberatore@catamaranmedia.com