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Pick It Up! July Results

On Saturday, July 9 we continued our Pick It Up! beach cleanups in an effort to eradicate Long Island of marine debris. Crab Meadow beach was postponed, and a cleanup was conducted by a volunteer later in the month. Thank you to our team of biologists, volunteers, and the public who helped us in our mission! Here are this month’s results:

Roanoke
Bags Filled – 2
Trash Collected – 16.4 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.5 miles

Ponquogue
Bags Filled – 1
Trash Collected – 2.7 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.5 miles

Cedar Beach
Bags Filled – 4
Trash Collected – 22.6 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.75 miles

Fire Island National Seashore at Smithpoint
Bags Filled – 5
Trash Collected – 74 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.75 miles

Crab Meadow 
Bags Filled: 1
Trash Collected: 15 lbs
Distance: 1 mile

In total, we picked up 130.7 pounds of garbage across a total of 3.5 miles combined!

Join us again on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at these same beaches, and help us rid our precious island of marine debris!

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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

Pick It Up! Initiative 2016

We’re excited to announce the launch of our “Pick It Up!” initiative in an effort to clean up Long Island’s beaches! On the first Saturday of each month, 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… Continue Reading