South Orange River Day is Sunday, and the event offers a wide variety of environment and nature-related activities and attractions.
The event will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 at and around the Skate House on Mead Street.
The goal is to continue raising public awareness about the Rahway River and to educate the public about the environment, said James McGowan, chairman of South Orange River Day and member of the South Orange Environmental Commission.
"It's another opportunity to celebrate this beautiful watershed we're in, educate people about it and participate in cleaning it up," McGowan said.
Volunteer clean-ups of the Rahway River will take place throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year's event drew more than 200 volunteers who hauled out 1,000 pounds of garbage from the river, enough to fill two dump trucks, according to the event's website.
Drawings and plans for the next phase of South Orange's River Greenway project will be on display for public comment, McGowan said.
A walking tour of the river will be given by Dr. Kirk Barrett and an edible plants tour will be given by Jeff Jotz and Dan Lipow.
Sports and the arts are another part of South Orange River Day.
The South Orange Maplewood Bike Coalition will hold a bike tour and Seton Hall University will hold an Ultimate Frisbee clinic. Used bicycles will be collected for donation to the Newark Bike Exchange.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the South Orange River Day website or contact James McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org