Rockaway Earth Day's Message: Take Care Of Planet
Demonstrations, lectures and activities for young people highlighted this year’s annual Rockaway Earth celebration last weekend. Held on the boardwalk on Beach 59 Street, some of those who took part were: the Surfriders Foundation; the Urban Rangers, who took people on a tour of a plover habitat; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Rockaway Artists Alliance’s kidsmART participants; volunteers from P.S. 105; Arf Arf; GrowNYC; New York’s recycling program, NYCWasteLess; the New York State Marine and Turtle Rescue Program; and the Department of Transportation, who gave out free bike helmets. The sixth annual event was sponsored by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the city’s Parks Department.