Interestingly, the Passaic River Paddle Relay is co-sponsored by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners. That may sound like an odd sponsor, but it makes good sense as a way to support this important and much-abused NJ river.
It is a highly competitive canoe and kayak race and will be run tomorrow May 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.
You can watch from the riverside between the Nereid Boat Club in Rutherford and the Essex County Riverbank Park in Newark.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is going to be paddling with the Essex County team.
Probably too late to register for this year (check out the PVSC site), but it's another good way to draw attention to the cleanup that has occurred on the Passaic.