Rescheduled East Hampton Beach Cleanup To Be Held On Saturday

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A beach cleanup event, originally scheduled for last weekend, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, February 15.

Organizers had called off the event last week due to a heavy buildup of snow and ice along the beaches.

“I feel our objective would only be partially executed,” event organizer Dell Cullum said of the postponement on his Facebook page last week. “I prefer to wait so we can properly and thoroughly accomplish our mission.”

The first-ever “Shoreline Sweep” in the Town of East Hampton is still seeking volunteers to join in picking up trash and debris along beaches from Montauk Point to Wainscott and then help to sort out recyclables.

According to Mr. Cullum, dozens of people have already signed up for the program.

Volunteers will be divided into groups to sweep stretches of ocean beach in East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. Group leaders will distribute supplies.

If necessary, the cleanup could become a two-day event, but organizers say that is unlikely.

Participants will be keeping a record of the amount and types of trash collected at each location. The event will also be documented and made into a short film, Mr. Cullum said.

Following Saturday’s event, participants are invited to gather at American Legion Hall in Amagansett from 2 to 4 p.m. for warm beverages and snacks.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the shoreline cleanup should contact Mr. Cullum by email at kachina35@gmail.com, or Deborah Klughers at keepinitgreen@optonline.net.

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