2013-04-26 / Community

Earth Day Cleanup In Arverne


Bloomberg Company volunteers stand by their trash - old dock pieces, timbers, plastic bottles and other items that floated ashore. Bloomberg Company volunteers stand by their trash - old dock pieces, timbers, plastic bottles and other items that floated ashore. On Earth Day, Saturday, April 20th, members of the American Littoral Society teamed up with 40 volunteers from Bloomberg Company to clean debris from the shoreline at Dubos Point on Jamaica Bay. The group removed more than 3,000 pounds of timbers, floats, dock parts, plastic, and styrofoam from the shoreline.

"Now the horseshoe crabs will have a cleaner beach to come ashore and lay their eggs at high tide" said Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian for the Littoral Society, "And shorebirds, ducks and geese will find fewer hazards and impediments to feeding in the intertidal zone.”

This is the fifth year that the groups have worked together on Earth Day to remove floatable debris from Jamaica Bay shores. For information about future cleanups and programs contact the Littoral Society at 917-371-8577; e-mail: donriepe@gmail.com



Littoral Society and Bloomberg Company volunteers removed marine debris last Saturday in honor of Earth Day, 2013. Littoral Society and Bloomberg Company volunteers removed marine debris last Saturday in honor of Earth Day, 2013.

Dubos Point after the cleanup. Horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, herons and waterfowl- and people- will have a clean beach. Dubos Point after the cleanup. Horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, herons and waterfowl- and people- will have a clean beach.

Bloomberg Volunteers descend on the shoreline at Dubos Point in Arverne for Earth Day. Bloomberg Volunteers descend on the shoreline at Dubos Point in Arverne for Earth Day.

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