In August 2011 the City of Secaucus held their annual Green Festival at Mill Creek Point Park.
The annual event features exhibits and demonstrations from such local animal groups as the Tenafly Nature Center, the Liberty Science Center, the Secaucus Shelter, and many other local organizations. The event itself is geared towards taking responsibility for the impact that local businesses have on the environment.
At the Green Festival, Mayor Michael Gonnelli unveiled the new Dog Park at Mill Creek Point which was sponsored by Hartz. A long time supporter of local events, Hartz presented the city with a ten thousand dollar donation to upgrade the park. The Hartz funds went toward new fencing, waste removal stations, benches, and a water fountain for dogs. In addition to the new amenities, and keeping with the theme of the day, trees for the entire park were planted as well. Hartz employees and pets alike were on hand for the unveiling of the dog park.
"‘Going green’ is a phrase that needs to have real meaning for people," Mayor Michael Gonnelli said. "This event will give people a chance to learn a little bit more about how to take an active role and make a difference when it comes to conservation and preservation."
The two and four-legged citizens of Secaucus look forward to many fun-filled trips to the park.