Preserving our Beaches: Launch of New Beach Cleanup Program
Local community organizations and business owners, in partnership with the Town of East Hampton, have sponsored Relic Sustainability beach cleanup stations in six locations. Members of the community are encouraged to join this ongoing effort to keep our beaches clean. Removing litter from the beach helps improve the health of the whole marine ecosystem by removing pollution that poses a threat to marine life. To participate, anyone can take a basket from the station, pick up debris, empty it in the Town trash cans next to the stations, and return the basket.
There are stations located at Ditch Plains, South Edison Beach, South Eton Beach, and Navy Road Beach in Montauk, and Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett.
This program is a great example of organizations, businesses, the Town, and members of the community coming together around a common goal of preserving the health of our beaches.
Our waterways are an essential part of the community’s character, as well as the livelihoods and enjoyment of the members of this community. This beach cleanup program is a part of a large array of efforts that the Town is pursuing to preserve and improve our local water quality.the livelihoods and enjoyment of the members of this community. This beach cleanup program is a part of a large array of efforts that the Town is pursuing to preserve and improve our local water quality.
The local sponsors that have made this program with Relic Sustainability possible are the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, the Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter, Daunt’s Albatross, Homeport, and the Hampton Lifeguard Association.