Volunteers Wanted To Help Clean Up Beaches and Be Citizen Scientists
Glen Cove, NY, Sept. 6, 2017… Join the Glen Cove Beautification Commission as they invite volunteers of all ages to help preserve Glen Cove beaches. The 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Pryibil and Morgan Park beaches.
The Beautification Commission will host volunteer registration tables at each beach and will provide clean up instructions and supplies. The items and information collected during the cleanup will be used to educate the public, business, and government agencies regarding the magnitude and consequences of marine debris. Gloves will be provided at both locations and participants are asked to bring sunblock and insect repellant for their own protection.
For more information, call Glen Cove Beautification Commission at 516-676-3766.
Ocean Conservancy works with communities around the world to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together they create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and its wildlife in partnership with the communities that depend upon its natural resources. In 2016, 112 countries and more than 504,500 volunteers participated in the International Coastal Cleanup event and collected over 18 million pounds of trash worldwide.