Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is once again sponsoring a beach cleanup day at Jones Beach on September 21, 2013 from 8 am to 12 pm. All residents are welcome to participate in the program.
Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life. Approximately one ton of garbage was removed through last year’s beach cleanup.
“Millions of people visit Jones Beach each year because it is one of the best coastlines anywhere in the world. Cleanup programs like this will help ensure it stays that way. Garbage and litter isn’t just unsightly; it’s bad for the environment and dangerous to wildlife. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, we will once again be able to remove waste and debris and protect one of our natural treasures,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Volunteers interested in participating in the beach clean-up should meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, located at the West End of Jones Beach, starting at 8 am. Residents of all ages are welcome to participate and should dress appropriately. Rubber gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Children under age 18 will need to have a signed parental consent form, which can be signed either at the event or obtained through Senator Fuschillo’s office beforehand. Volunteers will not have to pay a parking fee.
Residents who would like more information about the beach cleanup program should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.