I'm giving a loud shout out "THANK YOU" to the 25+ NJBBA members and Totowa Cub Scout Troop # 26 for helping at Island Beach State Park's BEACH SWEEPS clean up yesterday. We had a beautiful, sunny day and everyone had fun while making the area from Gilliken's Rd to OBA1 a cleaner beach. Our team managed to fill 50+ trash bags of debris, including a lot of various sized lumber being picked up which had nails or screws protruding. We know this saved a few buggies from getting ...flat tires. The top three trash items were 600+ caps/lids, 200+ cap rings, and 180 Mylar & rubber balloons with ribbons attached! The most unusual items found were a purple dinosaur, a scuba mask, a 8' piece of telephone pole, a shaving razor, and a 16' thin tree limb (picked up by the young Scouts with adult assistance!). But, the utmost items that had the Scouts in awe was a baseball size piece of wood eaten by ship worms and the skeletal head of a sea robin! Both of these items were given to the Scouts. Special Acknowledgement to Carole Harris for covering the hospitality table and Scout leaders Anthony Sabatino & Steven Leech for allowing their Scouts the experience of beach stewardship. Plus kudos to John Botti, The Doran's, The Paul Novello family, and Anthony Sabatino for keeping track of the BEACH SWEEPS data cards! And Thank you Kevin Knutsen for the photos.