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2012 DEP Gerristen Beach Clean Up – August 18th


Please join the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection, Sanitation, and Parks and Recreation on Sunday, August 12, in a day of service to help clean up some of the local beaches and shorelines that New Yorkers enjoy the most. The clean up will take place from 8 am to noon. Rain date for this event will be Sunday, August 19. Teams of volunteers are needed at the following locations:

  • Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, exit off the Belt Parkway eastbound just past Exit 9, Knapp St. or via bike path which starts at Emmons Ave. and Brigham St.
  • Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, Gerritsen Ave., street end, south of Lois Ave.
  • Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, Park House at West 28th St. and Neptune Ave.
  • Pugsley Creek Park, Bronx, Lacombe Ave. and Pugsley Ave.
  • Conference House, Staten Island, Conference House Park Visitors Center
  • Rockaway Beach, Queens, B. 97th St. on the boardwalk

New York City is fortunate to have a large expanse of shoreline and local waterways that are the cleanest they have been in more than 100 years. During a rain storm, street litter can wash into storm drains and be carried into local waterways and onto the beaches. We invite you to join us—and your friends and neighbors—on August 12 to help clean and beautify
these recreational areas.

For more information or to sign up for a beach clean-up, please email beachcleanups@dep.nyc.gov, or please call at 718-595-6599.

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