Earth Day Cleanup In Arverne
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: firstname.lastname@example.org