East Hampton Shoreline Sweep A Go, At Last

The event will take place after two postponements due to snow.

East Hampton's Shoreline Sweep will take off as scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

East Hampton’s ocean beaches, from Montauk Point to Wainscott, will  get a thorough cleaning during Shoreline Sweep 2014, an inaugural event conceived by Dell Cullum and planned in cooperation with the Town of East Hampton's litter committee. The event will continue on Sunday if necessary.

The event had been postponed twice due to snow on the beach.

Those participating will meet at predetermined starting points along the route, where maps, bags, and gloves will be distributed. 

Volunteers will be asked to sort recyclables from trash, with a goal of gathering data on the types of debris found on area beaches. 

Group leaders, who will distribute supplies and tally the results, are also needed.

Donations of warm beverages for the volunteers will be gladly accepted.

The East Hampton Town Trustees will assist with the pick-up of collected trash, so volunteers need only to prepare themselves for a fun day with friends, family, and neighbors while helping to give East Hampton beaches a Shoreline Sweep.

"If you use or enjoy our beautiful beaches, please lend a hand in giving them a clean sweep," organizers said.

Loretta Lynch February 23, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Congratulations to Dell Cullum and all those wonderful people who participated in the cleanup. In Florida we have groups who clean the beaches and roads every week, (at least in the area I live). I hope this will catch on and become a regular thing as it is needed year round. Again Heads up for a job well done and a big thanks to Dell Cullum for all the work he put in to organize this. It sure wasn't easy.


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