Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are teaming up with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS), and All Our Energy to host regular community beach clean-ups in Lido Beach and Point Lookout. In early April the town held 2021's first beach clean-up of the year at Lido Beach in preparation for bird nesting season; it was such a success that we are now hosting one each month through December.
Pollution is a large problem, especially near water where each tide brings in more debris and trash. Lido Beach is a migration and nesting site for various species of birds, such as the endangered Piping Plover, which makes it even more important to keep the beach clean.
When residents join a beach cleanup, they can see the types of marine debris that washes ashore, learn how to quantify and report the data to NOAA (National Oceanographic at Atmospheric Administration), and understand what they can do to help. After each volunteer time slot, people can really see the amazing impact they have made.
We are asking for volunteers from the town each month to join in cleaning up trash and debris from the beach. This is a wonderful way to give back and to learn about the environment while working together as a community. Volunteers can sign up for a one-hour time slot; there will be a maximum number of participants per time slot, and registration is required. Clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. Please practice social distancing.
There will be multiple dates and times throughout the summer. Please register in advance using the Eventbrite website.
- Check back in early 2022 for new dates!!