Every April, with the cooperation of the NYC Parks Dept. and Partnership for Parks, the Bayside Anglers Group, Ltd., a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of environmentally sound recreational fishing practices , holds our award winning Annual Beach Clean-up. We spend the day cleaning a winter’s worth of floating debris from the shores of Little Neck Bay. We encourage other community groups as well as the general public to pitch in with us. Volunteers will be provided with refreshments and food. To spice things up , all participants are entered for a chance to win raffle prizes provided courtesy of our generous and committed sponsors.
Our newly expanded project will 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 across Little Bay Park all the way to the sea wall at Utopia Parkway. The manpower of environmentally minded individuals, local schools, and community groups, as well as the logistical and financial support of local and national businesses and corporations combine to make this day fun, rewarding and environmentally meaningful. Perhaps your community or youth group would be interested in participating. We welcome volunteers.
Organizations wishing to participate in this event should contact our event coordinator by April 5 th with a list of members/volunteers that will be attending. This will simplify the registration process as well as provide us with an estimated headcount so that we can have adequate refreshments and food for everyone.
Certificates of Community Service will be available to participants who request them. We ask that you please RSVP by April 5 th to allow time to prepare them. If you can’t attend, but wish to support this event, you can send your tax-deductible contribution made payable to Bayside Anglers Group Ltd. to P.O. Box 605048 Bayside, NY 11360
All Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own basic tools (heavy gloves/work gloves, paper grabber/ez reachers). We are expecting a very large turnout 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.
Please RSVP by April 5th
For further information, visit: www.BaysideAnglers.com
or contact Event Director Peter Pabon - (917) 733-0950, 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: Bayside Marina: Cross Island Parkway to Northern Blvd. West. Go about ½ mile and make a right onto Bell Blvd. Continue about 1 ½ miles and make a right onto 28 th Ave. Continue to the end and park on the street. A footbridge to the marina is at the end of the block.
Booth 3: 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.
9am - Volunteer registration
9am - 12pm Clean-up
12:30pm - Volunteers meet at Little Bay Park for Lunch
1pm - BAG President will address volunteers and acknowledge event supporters/sponsors followed by the free raffle.
2pm - Pack up & Clean-up