Hundreds of volunteers were in O’Donnell Park Saturday morning with trash bags and grapplers ready to pick up litter for the city’s first Community Cleanup Day.

The event, hosted by Stockton University and the city government, was in celebration of Stockton’s 50th anniversary and its appreciation for the community.

Shuttle buses carried more than 500 volunteers to fulfill nine cleanup projects in each of the city’s six wards. Some of those projects were to pick up street trash and beach litter, and to remove graffiti. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.