Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hurricane Sandy volunteer opportunity

from Bob Gochfeld:

Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Staten Island Bluebelt Clean-Up Volunteer Day Hosted by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection ******* Date: Saturday, December 8 th Time: 9:30AM – 3:00PM Meeting Location: Turtle Loop, located at Jefferson Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (along the Midland Beach Boardwalk) Event Description: Volunteers will help to remove debris along the Staten Island Blue Belt wetland areas in the Midland and South Beach areas. *************** Details: Volunteers should plan to arrive at the meeting location by 9:30AM for a welcome introduction and group assignments. There is a small parking lot on site, and street parking is also available. Groups will depart to designated clean-up sites at 10:00AM. We will have vans to shuttle volunteers from the meeting location to designated clean-up sites. Please wear work boots and dress appropriately for cold weather. Vest and gloves will be provided. There are portable toilets and a water fountain at the meeting location. No food will be provided so please plan accordingly. No children under 16 please. ************** We are also planning a similar volunteer activity in Jamaica Bay; details for this event will be distributed in the near future.