Every April, with the cooperation of the NYC Parks Dept. and Partnership for Parks, we hold our award winning Annual Beach Cleanup. We spend the day cleaning a winters worth of floating debris from the reed covered wetlands at the back of Little Neck Bay. We encourage other community groups as well as the general public to pitch in with us. Volunteers are well cared for with food and drink. To spice things up, all participants are entered for a chance to win raffle prizes provided courtesy of our sponsors.
2009 marks our 15 th Annual Beach Clean-Up at Little Neck Bay. To celebrate this 15 year milestone, we are expanding this project to cover the nearly 3 mile stretch of public shoreline from Bass Beach at the back of the bay up to but not including Fort Totten then on to Little Bay Park to the sea wall at Utopia Parkway. We are actively enlisting the manpower of local schools and community groups, as well as the logistical and financial support of local and national businesses and corporations to make this happen.
Organizations wishing to participate in this event should RSVP by April 1 st with a list of members/volunteers that will be attending. This will simplify the registration process as well as provide us with an estimated head count. We intend to feed all participants and want to make sure we have enough food and drinks for everyone.
Certificates of Community Service will be available to participants who request them. We ask that you please RSVP by April 1 st to allow time to prepare them.
All Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own basic tools (heavy gloves/work gloves, paper grabber/ez reachers). We are expecting a very large turn out and don’t want to run out of supplies. Volunteers are also encouraged to wear boots or similar footwear with traction to help prevent slipping on rocks.
First aid kits will be available at the sign in booths additionally every BAG member will have on their person a small supply of first aid items. (band aids & alcohol prep pads)
Please RSVP by April 1 st
For further information go to: www.BaysideAnglers.com or contact Event Director Peter Pabon - (917) 439-3022, firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to sign-in booths
Booth 1: Joe Michaels Mile (Bicycle Path): Cross Island Parkway to Northern Blvd. West. Go about ½ mile and make a right onto Bell Blvd. Continue about 1 mile and make a right onto 35 th Ave. Bear left and park at end. A footbridge to the bicycle path is up the hill opposite Crocheron Pond.
Booth 2: Little Bay Park: Cross Island Parkway North to Exit 32 ( Bell Boulevard) make a right at the light into Little Bay Park. Park in the lot on the left.