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Posted on: October 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Over 650lbs. of Debris Picked up at Gilgo Clean-up

Gilgo1.pngOn Saturday, September 19th, over 50 community minded residents, students, LIBAG members and scouts participated in the Annual ALS International Coastal Clean-Up Effort.  A staggering 656 lbs of debris was picked up, weighed and documented from the shores of Gilgo Beach and parking lot as well as two islands in the bay off Venetian Shores Park.  Environmental steward Brandon Hyner from West Babylon organized the cleanup of the islands as part of his Eagle Scout project.  West Babylon Girl Scouts, Advisor and students from the Community Service Club from Suffolk County Community College, Selden Campus, as well as local residents and beach goers joined Ray Eriksen and members of the Long Island Beach Access Group in the most successful clean-up effort of our precious shorelines to date.  Councilman Tom Donnelly and Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon thanked all the volunteers for their dedicated service and support for this important campaign that brings awareness regarding the detrimental effects debris has on wildlife and marine life on our beaches and coastlines.  Through the Town of Babylon Beautification Program, residents of all ages can take an active role in caring for our community parks, roadways and beaches.  Schools, local businesses, community organizations and scouting groups can work together to create cleaner, more attractive areas in our township.

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