Last year’s Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup and Marine Education Expo. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

Free Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup And Marine Education Expo

Wildlife encounter, marine exhibits, activities, games and great volunteer opportunity for students

Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Louis Imbroto invite residents to participate in an Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup and Marine Education Expo, scheduled for Saturday, April 13 (rain date April 14) at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Bay, the day offers volunteers – individuals, families, companies and organizations – an opportunity to give back to the environment by removing litter from the shoreline and below. The Marine Education Expo features environmentalists and marine educators offering information on local wildlife, including encounters with some animal ambassadors, interesting ecosystem restoration projects, solutions to help tackle marine pollution, a marine vessel restoration project and boat yard tour, and family fun activities. $20,000 grant applications will be available to homeowners and small businesses looking to upgrade their septic system to new clean water systems.

“This is a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves, giveback to Mother Earth, and have fun while learning more about our local marine life and environment,” said Supervisor Saladino. “From wildlife encounters to boat restoration and fun activities, this Harbor Cleanup and Marine Education Expo offers a great and free day out for the family. I hope to see you at the Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup & Marine Education Expo on April 13th.”

Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The central meeting place will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park launching ramps and waterfront gazebo off of Larrabee Avenue in Oyster Bay. Additional locations for the clean-up include Stehli Beach in Bayville and Centre Island Beach in Bayville. Certificates are available upon request for students seeking to fulfill volunteer requirements. In prior years, harbor and beach cleanup events have resulted in 40,000lbs of debris being collected by volunteers and town workers.

Individuals and groups who are interested in registering for this environmental cleanup should visit or call the Department of Environmental Resources at 516-677-5943.

—Submitted by the Town of Oyster Bay

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