2013-05-10 / Community

DEP Could Use Your Help

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2013.

What are floatables?

Floatables are waterborne waste materials that float. Styrofoam, balloons and fishing line are considered floatables. Raw sewage and medical waste are also 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 or surrounding waters, once each week during the season.

DEP needs your help in order to be aware of potential floatable problems as early as possible.

Volunteers will receive all materials necessary for monitoring, including letters of authorization and acknowledgement.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Ganz at ozonelayerllc@ me.com

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