You can help keep New York state's beaches keep looking lovely by joining in the New York State Beach Cleanup on September 16.
The American Littoral Society organizes New York's annual participation in the International Coastal Cleanup. Hundreds of volunteers help clean shorelines and document the debris throughout New York state. The collected data helps inform ocean pollution protocols and regulations.
The Society has led the New York State Beach Cleanup for more than thirty years. During the 2016 NYS Beach Cleanup, 6,645 volunteers in 24 counties removed 66,831 pounds of debris along 234 miles of shoreline. Go to: www.nysbeachcleanup.org to register as a beach captain or to volunteer for a cleanup near you.