Martin and I were back at Jamaica Bay this past weekend to make another attempt at cleaning up the NYC side of Canarsie Pol. We happily found ourselves lined up behind 4 Boy Scout Troops from Queens. They were there to earn merit badges by participating in Sebago Canoe Club’s Annual Trash Bash.
The New York State Beach Cleanup has been run for 30 years by the American Littoral Society’s Northeast Chapter and is part of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign that happens every September.
890 pounds of trash in 48 garbage bags was retrieved, transported by canoe and deposited on the Sebago dock. The volunteers counted and weighed their haul so that the effects of legislation on polluting our waterways can be measured.
We are so grateful to those who care about our marine environments.
Until next time,