Jersey Jumbos hit the falls for Earth Day
May 07, 2012
Like so much volunteerism, the New Jersey cleanup effort on Earth Day was an opportunity for Tufts Alumni to give back in more ways than one. Says Jonathan James, A81, “I like to give back to the institution that gave so much to me.” In turn, James met with 15 other Jersey Jumbos on April 14 to help clean up the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange.
“We met, exchanged introductions, grabbed snacks and drinks, and proceeded into the reservation, to the waterfalls and beyond,” he adds. The “beyond” covers quite a lot of ground considering that the reservation takes up more than 2000 acres of land. South Mountain is also the largest reservation in the New Jersey Park system, making this alumni effort no small task. However, says James, “everyone had a great time and the setting was beautiful.”