Members of the John F. Kennedy High School Eco-Friendly Club don't take 'no' for an answer - and the rest of the township may benefit from their stubbornness.
In the school's newsletter, they relate a litter blight at the intersection of Green Street and Route 27 in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Club members had wanted to organize a cleanup of the median strip near the railroad and busy roadway, about a half-mile stretch of roadway near the Parkway South Exit 131.
The club's goal was "to give visitors of Woodbridge Township who arrive via Exit 131 on the GSP a better impression of what the town has to offer," they said in the newsletter.
Students were told by the township that the property belongs to NJ Transit, and because of the proximity to Route 27 and the railroad tracks, it wouldn't be safe for the students to organize a cleanup effort.
Instead of giving up, the Eco-Friendly Club students took to the Internet.
Club Vice President Ileana Arce wrote up a petition on change.org, asking NJ Transit to clean up the littered mess near the exit.
In a few weeks, they've gathered 379 signatures, including one from Woodbridge Councilman Kyle Anderson.
"I am a township resident for many years. My mom still lives in the Iselin section and this area is the entrance to our town and it is a terrible site for residents and visitors," Anderson wrote. "Please help."
Woodbridge residents who'd like to add their signature to the petition can go to the change.org website at this link.