Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson invite residents to participate in the annual Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, April 21. The event is co-sponsored by the joined forces of the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay. This environmental event is scheduled to kick-off at 8 a.m.
“This great event features Town employees and volunteers rolling up their sleeves and working side by side to clean-up the beaches and shoreline areas along Oyster Bay Harbor,” Supervisor Saladino said. “With ‘Earth Day’ right around the corner, this important environmental initiative is the perfect way to pitch in and help make a difference!”
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The central meeting place will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park launching ramps and waterfront gazebo off of Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay. Additional locations for the clean-up include Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay, Stehli Beach in Bayville and Centre Island Beach in Bayville. Typically, in year’s past, harbor and beach clean-up events have resulted in about forty thousand pounds of debris collected by volunteers.
Councilwoman Johnson stated, “Each year, countless amounts of paper, food, plastics and other trash are discarded on beaches or dumped overboard from recreational and commercial vessels. Allowing this litter to remain on our shorelines will only lead to increasingly worse damage for the environment.”
Individuals and groups who are interested can get further information by calling the Town’s Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943.