2012-03-23 / Top Stories

Help Protect Your Beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2012.

What are floatables? Floatables are waterborne waste materials that, as the name suggests, float. Styrofoam, balloons and fishing line are considered floatables. Raw sewage is floatables. Medical waste is floatables.

Help save turtles, birds, fish, and other marine life from ingesting these items or from being entangled in fishing lines and other assorted litter. You do not have to pick up or touch anything. To become a monitor, you just need to record the various types of debris on your favorite beach and/or surrounding waters, once each week during the season.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has contracted us to continue to lead this effort and we need your help in order to be aware of potential floatable problems as early as possible. Volunteers will receive all materials necessary for the monitoring. This includes letters of authorization and acknowledgement. If you have any questions, please contact Ozone Layer LLC, Tele# 212-889-4216; Cell 917-658-2380 or email ozonelayerllc@rcn.com

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