Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are teaming up with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS), and All Our Energy to host monthly community beach clean-ups at Lido Beach from May to September. In early April the town held 2021’s first beach clean-up at Lido Beach in preparation of bird nesting season; it was such a success that we are now hosting one each month from May to September.
Pollution is a large problem, especially near water where each tide brings in more debris and trash. Lido Beach is a migration and nesting site for various species of birds, such as the endangered Piping Plover, which makes it even more important to keep the beach clean.
When residents join to clean up, they can see for themselves how bad the situation is and what they can do to help fix it. After each volunteer time slot, people can really see the amazing impact they made.
We are asking for volunteers from the town each month to join in cleaning up trash and debris from the beach. This is a wonderful way to give back and to learn about the environment, while working together as a community.
Volunteers can sign up for a one-hour time slot; there will be a maximum of 30 participants per time slot. Clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. Please practice social distancing.
There will be multiple dates and times throughout the summer. Please register in advance using the Eventbrite link next to the event date below.