Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00
A group of volunteers from the Twin Pines Kayak Club recently removed approximately 100 lbs of trash and litter from Manhasset Bay’s Leeds Pond Beach. Included among the garbage taken out were: insulin syringes; plastic bottle caps; fishing line bells; food wrappers; aluminum cans; cigarette butts; and lumber.
All of the trash was cataloged as it was removed from the beach as part of the American Littoral Society’s nationwide efforts to clean up beaches and document the garbage littering our shores. Compiling the data will help the society formulate successful future strategies for combating this pollution. The society is a nonprofit, public interest organization concerned about issues that effect the littoral zone, the area on a beach between low and high tide.
This was the fourth consecutive year that the Twin Pines Kayak Club participated in the American Littoral Society’s beach cleanup efforts. The Kayak Club shares many of the Society’s goals of protecting and enhancing our beaches and waterways.
The Twin Pines Kayak Club is a Port Washington-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pleasures of recreational kayaking. For further information, please contact Edna Turner at 883-9777.