February 23, 2017
Using Veterans and Volunteers to Heal Nature
We spent March 20-22 working to remove trash and coastal litter from the environment at Gateway National Park.
There is plastic everywhere in trees and wrapped around shrub limbs.
What used to be someone’s boat.
Up and off the beach
This sofa was soaked and heavy – especially when it came to getting it over the side of the dumpster.
A close up look at how the wind wrapped the plastic on the trees and shrubs – looks tied on.
In the sand right above high tide.
We did not use much finesse on this dock – it was hung up and
Pulling apart the second half of the dock
Before final disassembly
The remaining pieces of the dock being removed from the beach and taken to the dumpster we had there
Washed up fishing line deposit station -was saved for reuse.
A boat that will never be used again.
These two docks remain on the beach – the park utility pick up truck did not have 4 wheel drive.
Picking up the small stuff is just as important as removing the
This is a small stretch of clean beach created through the hard work of the volunteers and park rangers.
A full trash dumpster – we also left a large debris pile on the road that will be picked up by NY Sanitation.
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