2012-05-04 / Community

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Rings In Earth Day 2012


Rockaway Ravens came out in record numbers to pitch in. Rockaway Ravens came out in record numbers to pitch in. Last Saturday more than 100 people descended on the beachfront to take part in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance cleanup at Beach 59 Street and the beach boardwalk to prepare the area for next Saturday’s Earth Day Rockaway event. Students, faculty and local residents from all over the Rockaway Peninsula including the Rockaway Ravens, PS105, Scholars’Academy and Kappa VI came to join in the efforts, collecting more than 50 bags of debris.

It was surprising to see such a big turnout of young people even with four other clean-ups also taking place on the Peninsula during the same time. But it seems that each year more and more people are interested in doing more for the environment, as Earth Day has become almost a holiday that is promoted so much in the press that schools and students from all over the city are keyed in to doing something to pitch in during this week.

This Saturday,

April 28, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is hosting their 6th Annual Earth Day Rockaway event off the beach boardwalk at Beach 59 Street from 12-4 p.m. More than 20 organizations from throughout NYC are hosting free environmental programs and activities for families and kids to enjoy. Some activities like Steve Gerberich’s “Gerbomatic” Mechanical Sculptures that are regulars at the Makers Faire are new to the Rockaways and are sure to bring more interest to the already popular event. Check it out.

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