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Harbor cleanup and marine expo in Oyster Bay

This month’s Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup and Marine Education Expo presents an opportunity for volunteers to help cleanup the harbor while learning about the area’s marine ecosystem.

The free event, co-sponsored by Friends of the Bay, is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 with a rain date of Sunday, April 16 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.

Individuals, families, companies and organizations will have an opportunity to give back to the environment by removing litter from the shoreline. The Marine Education Expo features environmentalists and marine educators offering information on local wildlife, including encounters with some animal ambassadors, ecosystem restoration projects, solutions to help tackle marine pollution, a marine vessel restoration project and boat yard tour, and family fun activities.

Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon. 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 for students seeking to fulfill volunteer requirements. Previous harbor and beach cleanup events have resulted in 40,000 pounds of debris being collected by volunteers and town workers.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

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