Senator Singleton, Volunteers To Scrape Spotted Lanternfly Eggs At April Community Service Event
MOORESTOWN, NJ – For his April “Serve with Senator Singleton” event, State Senator Troy Singleton will partner with the Burlington County Parks System in an effort to eliminate Spotted Lanternfly eggs. The event will take place at Pennington Park, 801 Creek Road, Delanco on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Senator and a team of volunteers will be given a scraping card to collect and destroy the eggs before they hatch. Parks staff will instruct volunteers on how to identify the egg masses and scrape the eggs off trees. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Senator can sign-up here: https://www.troysingleton.com/serve_with_senator_singleton_at_pennington_park_to_scrape_spotted_lanternfly_eggs
“Over the past several years, we have recruited ready, willing, and able volunteers to be of service to our local communities through our monthly service projects,” said Senator Singleton. “Our next project is especially timely because we must eliminate Spotted Lanternfly eggs before they hatch later this spring. Since our last scraping event two years ago, Spotted Lanternflies have continued to spread throughout our county, creating a nuisance for our community and damaging our native species of vegetation. The time to act is now.”
Each month, Senator Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. This event will be the Senator’s 52nd “Serve with Senator Singleton” event since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects, gleaning efforts, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 2,000 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.