New York State Beach Cleanup

Sponsored by the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Year after year I receive calls from Beach Captains and volunteers looking for cleanups to do during the Spring season. Below is a list of some volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations that will be taking place during the Spring. If you would like to add an opportunity to the list, please email me at NYSBC@littoralsociety.org.

 

NEW YORK CITY & 5 BOROUGHS

Beach Cleanup and Dune Planting - Rockaway Initaiiative for Sustainability and Equity - March 21st and April 25th from 11AM to 1PM. Meet at the intersection of Beach 44th Street and Edgemere Avenue. For more information visit our website at www.riserockaway.org

 

A Clean New Dorp Beach is Within Our Reach! - Saturday, May 23, 2020, 9AM to Noon - Hosted by Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. & Natural Resources Protective Association. Meet in Cpl. Allan F. Kivlehan park entrance at corner of Cedar Grove Avenue and Wavecrest Street. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Community Service Certified. Contact: FriendsofKivlehan@Outlook.com. Partners: Natural Resources Protective Association and New Dorp Central Civic Association.

 

A Clean New Dorp Beach is Within Our Reach! - Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10AM to Noon - Hosted by Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. Meet in Cpl. Allan F. Kivlehan park entrance at corner of Cedar Grove Avenue and Wavecrest Street. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Community Service Certified. Contact: FriendsofKivlehan@Outlook.com. Partners: New Dorp Central Civic Association.

 

 

LONG ISLAND

The Town of Mamaroneck’s Annual Spring Cleanup will be on Saturday, April 18th from 10am – 12pm at the Hommocks Conservation Area. This year, for the first time, Westchester County is asking communities to register their cleanups as part of the Big Clean (a Westchester County initiative to celebrate 50 years of Earth Days). See this document on how to organize a cleanup and register.

 

Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor Cleanups
Sea cliff Shoreline Cleanup, Sea Cliff - April 18, 2020 - 4PM to 5PM
Morgan Park Shoreline Cleanup, Glen Cove - April 18, 2020 3PM to 5PM
Scudder's Pond Cleanup, Sea Cliff - April 25, 2020 - 9AM to 11AM
Town of North Hempstead Beach Park (N), Port Washington - April 25, 2020 9AM to 11AM

 

Robert Moses State Park - I Love My Park Day - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10AM - 12:00PM - “I Love My Park Day” is an exciting statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites to bring visibility to the entire park system in need. Robert Moses State Park Field 2, 600 Robert Moses State Pkwy, Babylong, NY 11702. For more information , Please contact Senator Boyle's District Office at 631-665-2311.

 

Over the summer, we are looking for recurring volunteers in the Port Washington area who can commit to sorting trash that we collect from a floating trash can, called a Seabin. Last year we had some difficulties in getting and keeping the Seabin operational, but we're hoping all will go as planned this summer. The Seabin and materials for sorting will be at Town Dock, 347 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050. Anyone interested should reach out to me directly by e-mail mbpcExec@gmail.com.

 

 

UPSTATE

World Water Day Beach Clean-Up Garvies Point Museum & Preserve - Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 2PM to 3PM - Help keep our community clean & safe for animals. Twice daily tides leave debris on beach. By cleaning it up, we prevent it from landing on another beach or in an animal’s stomach. Wear sneakers, light refreshments for our volunteers. Please RSVP. Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove NY 11542, Can RSVP to vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov or 516-571-8010.

 

Hallock State Park Events

Below are descriptions of events that are scheduled at Hallock State Park Preserve for April through June. They are done in conjunction with an educational program by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society: For additional information, persons interested can call (631) 315-5475 or email hallocksp@parks.ny.gov or visit https://parks.ny.gov/parks/181/details.aspx.

   Getting to Know the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society - Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Meet representatives from AMCS who will discuss their mission and how you can get involved helping to preserve our local marine environment. You can learn about the efforts, equipment and techniques used in examining deceased seals that wash up on the beach. Sponsored by New York State Connect Kids to Parks. A beach clean-up will follow, weather permitting, and refreshments will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Center.

   Beach Debris - Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Listen to a presentation by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will acquaint participants with the dangers that human trash presents to animals living in Long Island waters. The importance of removing trash from the beach, before it can wash back into the sea, is stressed. The program will be in connection with the NY I Love My Parks Day volunteer beach cleanup efforts that will be   going on throughout the day. Sponsored by the New York State Connect Kids to Parks Program. Meet at the Visitor Center.

   Invasive Marine Species - Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Learn about non-native species that have made their home in New York waters, often to the detriment of marine environment. The presentation, by Atlantic Marine Conservation Society biologists, will cover the definition of the term “invasive species”, how such organisms invade our local waters and impact they have on native wildlife. Participants will learn how they can help make a difference. A beach walk and clean-up will follow, weather permitting. Meet in the Visitor Center. Sponsored by New York State Connect Kids to Parks.