Tag Archive for Marine debris

East Atlantic Beach Cleanup May 21, 2018

Beach cleaning

Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean the beach in East Atlantic Beach! Thanks to Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller and Councilman Bruce Blakeman for holding the event.

About 25 people collected 213.9 pounds(!) of trash and marine debris including a full lawn bag of recyclables, 5 full lawn bags of trash and assorted metal items and heavy wood debris.

Thanks to The Town of Hempstead for taking it all to its proper place.

Thanks to our volunteers Joan, Karin and Joanne who helped everyone get it done!

The top item-plastic pieces! Plus lots of balloons, cigarette butts, styrofoam pieces and assorted other items that just do not belong on our beach or in our waters.  Great work everyone!

Report: Our Undersea World- An Unnatural Danger

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Thank you to Steve Abbondandolo from The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for braving the storm to come and give an intriguing presentation on marine debris and our undersea environment!
We learned about the biggest problems our marine life face, from pollution to entanglement to damaging human interaction.

We also learned some of the ways to help alleviate these problems and as always, if you see a stranded marine animal to stay away and call The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation at their hotline: (631) 369-9729

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Stay tuned as we partner with The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and others for beach clean ups and documenting what is found.

Event: Our Undersea World: An Unnatural Danger

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Monday 7/25/16 @ 7pm
Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Ave
Long Beach, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/531800263689429/?ti=icl/

Marine debris is adversely affecting marine animals at an alarming rate. The BYO Bag LB campaign and The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation present “Our Undersea World: An Unnatural Danger”

The effects of plastic and other pollution on marine life will be discussed, as well as stories about specific animals that stranded due to pollution. A question and answer session will follow with experts from The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

Learn how to take a stand against this human-induced occurrence, and give these animals the best chance of survival. Help reduce the amount of marine debris entering the environment, before it can harm a marine animal, and create a safer environment for future generations of humans and marine animals alike.

BYO Bag LB Marsh Clean Up 

Joan had the catch of the day

Joan had the catch of the day

The BYO Bag LB team cleaned up some unbelievably trash and plastic polluted bay marsh land this past Saturday.   Led by Scott Bochner, with the help of Operation Splash, Surfrider Foundation- Central Long Island Chapter, Sludge Stoppers Task Force, All Our Energy, SunPower by EmPower Solar, and thanks to City of Long Beach, New York for support, we made a big difference in the cleanliness of one section of marsh.

Some of the brave volunteers from our Marsh/Bay clean up. In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

Some of the brave volunteers from our Marsh/Bay clean up. In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a short time, we pulled about 20 full size garbage bags of mostly plastic and styrofoam debris off of about 500 feet of marsh.

Scott Bochner, up to his hip boots in debris cleaned off the Marsh.

Scott Bochner, up to his hip boots in debris cleaned off the Marsh.

Hoses, foam seats, lots of #plastic and #styrofoamcup pieces, #plasticbottles, cigarette butts, and the dreaded shredded #plasticbag debris.

 

The dreaded, shredded, plastic bag debris.  Yuck!

The dreaded, shredded, plastic bag debris. Yuck!

Good work and also sad how much it needs to be done! Thanks to all who helped.