Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the 27th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the American Littoral Society and the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, will take place on Saturday, September 22nd between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Volunteers of all ages will meet at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve located at 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY to clean up the beach on the Preserve. While these volunteers pick up litter along the eastern shore of Hempstead Harbor at Garvies Point, thousands of people in 152 countries around the world will be doing the same thing on their beaches.
“I encourage all residents to stop by Garvies Point and participate in the 27th Annual International Coastal Cleanup,” said County Executive Mangano. “Any amount of time you can give to such a great cause will help keep Nassau County a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family.”
The International Coastal Cleanup is more than just a “beach cleanup.” The debris will be itemized and recorded on data sheets for the American Littoral Society which coordinates the Coastal Cleanup in New York State. The American Littoral Society will send the information to the Ocean Conservancy for analysis so that scientists all over the world can help develop effective national and international pollution control policies. According to the American Littoral Society, in 2011 6,368 volunteers, coordinated by the American Littoral Society, cleaned and documented 93,644 pounds of debris along 262.18 miles of New York State's shoreline.
Volunteers should wear old clothes, work shoes or boots (no sandals) and bring work gloves if you have them. Drinks will be provided. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a very special LIVE animal program sponsored by North Shore Audubon.
If you have any questions or need directions, please call Veronica Natale or Nancy Caporale at Garvies Point Museum at: (516-571-8010/11) or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.