FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04-52
Part of International Beach Cleanup Day
||Saturday, Sept. 18
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Beaches throughout the City, including Long Island Sound,
the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean
See more at: http://alsnyc.org/nycsites.htm
||19 th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup
Commissioner Christopher O. Ward of the New York City Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging all New Yorkers
and DEP’s 6000+ employees to participate in the 19 th Annual
New York State Beach Cleanup Day. The event is organized in New
York by the American Littoral Society.
In 2003, over 10,000 New Yorkers worked at over 351 sites to remove
over 334,000 pounds of debris from the State’s beaches. This
year, thousands of volunteers from local environmental groups,
schools, civic organizations, government agencies and the general
public will join forces in New York City .
This year’s effort will focus on documenting debris in an
attempt to determine the sources of pollution. Much of the debris
that winds up on City beaches starts out as street litter. Thousands
of pieces of street litter are washed into City storm sewers when
it rains and eventually find their way to the Harbor and onto beaches.