Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pick It Up! June Results

On Saturday, June 11 we continued our Pick It Up! beach cleanups in an effort to eradicate Long Island of marine debris. While Crab Meadow Beach was postponed for this month, our team of biologists, volunteers, and the public who joined in did a great job of collecting all different types of trash from the other four beaches.

In total, we picked up 143.48 pounds of garbage across a total of 4 miles combined!
The beaches cleaned were Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai, Fire Island National Seashore, Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, and Roanoke Beach in Riverhead.

Join us again on Saturday, July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at these same beaches, and help us rid our precious island of marine debris!

Cedar Beach Ponquogue

Pick It Up! 2016 Summer Dates

Join us for our “Pick It Up!” initiative in an effort to clean up Long Island’s beaches!On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation staff and volunteers will be at 5 beaches across Long Island to collect the marine debris that poses a threat to our marine environment… Continue Reading