Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beach Cleanup Alert!

Hello Tri-State area residents. I just came across some awesome information. Apparently the 22nd annual beach clean up is set to take place on Saturday September 20th in many locations across the 5 boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. Last year's clean up drew 9,339 volunteers, coordinated by the American Littoral Society. They cleaned and documented 142,243 pounds of debris along 677 miles of New York State's Shoreline. What an achievement!! Apparently, after the garbage is collected, it is tested to find the source so that polluters can be contacted in order for the trash to stop.

I'm planning in participating so if you want to go, leave a comment and we'll coordinate a convenient location. Apparently the Jamaica Bay location also has a wild life preserve. Let's give marine and wildlife on our shores a clean and happy habitat to thrive in!