Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Prepares For Rockaway Earth Day
Area residents joined with the Department of Environmental Protection on Saturday, March 15, for what was the first of two cleanups near the boardwalk on Beach 29 Street in preparation for Rockaway Earth Day in May.
Forty organizations, working under the umbrella of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, are sponsoring the May 3 event, which will include everything from a visit by the Museum of Natural History's 'mobile museum' to games and activities for children, to help them learn about science and conservation.
"RWA has been doing an environmental art sculpture with the students from PS 43, and it will be placed in this area [that we are cleaning] for Earth Day," said Jeanne Dupont of the RWA in an e-mail.
The next clean up is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 "to finish up the planting and cleaning for the event," said Dupont.