This year, Beach Cleanup 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Robert Moses State Park, Field #2 from 10:00 AM until Noon. In case of severe weather conditions, the rain date is Sunday, September 16, 2012. I hope that you will be able to participate so that we can make Beach Cleanup 2012 another big success!
The data we collect is compiled by the American Littoral Society and sent to the Ocean conservancy in Washington, D.C., where it is analyzed and compared with data from around the world. The information is used to develop national and international programs and policies to control debris so that our beaches will remain clean and safe. It is also used by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to evaluate the effectiveness of existing laws and programs to prevent debris from washing up in the first place.
The Long Island Beach Buggy Association and the Long Island State Park Region will cosponsor the event. In addition, numerous conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops from our area are expected to participate.
This year at the Beach Cleanup, I will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food banks. Please consider bringing along an item or two so that we can replenish the badly depleted food supplies in our local food pantries.
I encourage you to type your information into the Volunteer Service Form attached below before printing it out. Bring the completed form with you on Beach Cleanup Day. Advance registration is not required, however, with a completed Volunteer Service Form in hand upon your arrival, registration will be quick and easy.
Don’t forget to wear gloves, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. To those who have participated in the past, I look forward to seeing you again. I also hope to meet many new volunteers this year. If you have any questions about Beach Cleanup Day, please contact my office at (631) 669-9200.
With best personal regards, I remain
Very truly yours,
Senator Owen H. Johnson
Mark Your Calendar For Beach Cleanup 2012 at Robert Moses State Park
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:00 AM – Noon
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 16, 2012
WHERE: Robert Moses State Park, Field #2
WHY: To remove debris from our beaches and raise awareness about the harmful effects of littering and dumping
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable walking shoes, gloves and sunscreen
WHAT TO BRING: Nonperishable food items to donate for the local food banks.
TO REGISTER, PLEASE TYPE YOUR INFORMATION INTO THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE FORM ATTACHED BELOW.
THE GROUP PHOTOGRAPH WILL BE POSTED ON MY WEBSITE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AS A PDF.
The printable Volunteer Service Form takes just minutes to complete. Bring it with you on Saturday, September 15th and your registration will be a breeze. See you at the beach!