Volunteers Littorally Clean Up Beach At Canarsie Pier
As part of the American Littoral Society’s 24th Annual International Coastal Cleanup last month, conducted at over 300 beaches across New York State, a group of volunteers converged on the beach adjacent to Canarsie Pier last Saturday to collect and remove trash and other debris that had accumulated there over the summer.
Volunteers this year were from Brooklyn’s St. Francis College’s Environmental and Physician Assistant (PAC) clubs. The event was supervised by Jose Ramirez, the supervisory park ranger for the Gateway National Recreation Areas’ north shore district.
The environmental organization arranges these cleanups as a way to increase public participation in solving the problem of pollution and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the coastal environment.