Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Glen Cove Beautification Commission hosted the annual Inter-Coastal Beach Cleanup. The weather was windy, the air was brisk but the sun was brightly shining as Beautification members, including guest volunteer Kendra Sawyer, turned out to pick up, bag and record all sorts of litter along the coast of Pryibil Beach. From food wrappings, plastic bottles, tobacco products to packing pellets, these dedicated Glen Covers worked hard to beautify the coast of one of their favorite beaches, collecting 60 lbs of trash.
The volunteers inventoried all of the litter they collected on data cards provided by the American Littoral Society. This information will be forwarded to the Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. and the organization will use it to report on the status of waterways worldwide.
The Beautification Commission thanks all of the participants for a hard day’s work. Beautification Supervisor Damion Stavredes said, “I would like to thank all of the volunteers who took the time to do their part in this effort to clean up our beaches.”
Mayor Suozzi said, “On behalf of our community, I would like to thank the Beautification Commission and all of the volunteers who consistently turn out to a variety of cleanups and events that play an important part in keeping our city clean. I am proud to have such devoted and enthusiastic individuals within our community.”
After all was said and done, the team enjoyed refreshments that were generously donated by Dunkin’ Donuts on Brewster Street.
Volunteers are now needed for the Tulip Planting on Oct. 22. For more information, contact the Beautification Commission at 676-5188.