Announcing the Release of the 2019

Best Practices CD

 best practices

A Clearinghouse of Information about New Jersey Clean Communities

Best Practices is an incredible resource for Clean Communities Coordinators, a clearinghouse of information that incorporates general information about the Clean Communities program, examples of model programs, creative ideas and vendor lists.

The manual was developed by a team of county coordinators and was first released in 2006. The CD has been revised and updated annually, with new information.

Best Practices is a “tool of the trade” and an integral part of the NJCCC/Rutgers OCPE training program for coordinators. The New Jersey Clean Communities Council is deeply grateful to the team of coordinators who share their time and talent in pursuit of quality education for coordinators.

The Best Practices Team

JoAnn Gemenden, Team Leader (Union County)

Elyse Baron (Sayreville)

Diane Brauchle, (Frankford)

Liz Sweedy (Morris County)

Carole Tolmachewich (Middlesex County)

Rebecca Turygan (Atlantic County)

Diana Vigilante (Somerset County, retired)

Honorary Team Member

Melinda Williams (Salem County, retired)


Safety Training - Course Description

The Rutgers Office of Continuing Education and the NJ Clean Communities Council will offer a Clean Communities Safety Training Course, October 3 and 4, 2018.  The purpose of the course is to provide coordinators with the information they need to organize cleanups that adhere to safety guidelines, and involve volunteers that are unfamiliar with safety regulations. Liability and insurance politics will be covered. The training course is open to coordinators who are Certified Clean Communities Coordinators. CCCC coordinators will earn to earn 9 re-certification credit hours by participating in the two-day course (day #1 - 6 credit hours, day 2, and 3 credits hours.) If you only wish to attend the field day (October 4), a registration option is available.

The October 3 class will take place from 9:00am - 3:30pm, at the Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center in New Brunswick. The October 4 class will take place along the waterfront in Perth Amboy, with participants meeting at The Barge in Perth Amboy in the morning - registrants will be given the exact time once detailed are finalized. Information and registration are available on OCPE’s website or by calling (848) 932-9271 and entering option “2.”

The course is required for recertification.