From the Town of Babylon Beautification Program:
On Saturday, September 29th over 110 volunteers participated in the Annual American Littoral Coastal Clean-Up Effort at Gilgo Beach. The Town of Babylon Beautification Program partners with LIBAG (Long Island Beach Access Group) in the global effort that brings awareness to the importance of keeping our waterways clean and protects our precious wildlife. Councilwoman and Beautification Chair Jackie Gordon and Councilman Terry McSweeney thanked the volunteers for their dedicated community service and for participating in this wonderful global effort.
Each participant collected, documented and weighed the marine debris that is reported to the American Littoral Society (ALS) The ALS uses the information to address the origins of the marine debris and also assist the magnanimous efforts in the eradication of marine debris worldwide.
This year, over 760 lbs. of debris was removed from Gilgo Beach including cigarette butts, bottle caps and plastic bottles, plastic straws and various debris. The Town of Babylon welcomed the opportunity to work with LIBAG and all the dedicated participants (LIBAG members, the Lessings Organization, teachers and students from the Robert Moses Middle School and Copiague Middle School, scouts, civic leaders, Beautification Ambassadors, Junior Beautification Ambassadors and local residents) in our joint effort in making our town beaches clean and free.