Teens Mobilize at Plumb Beach; Join National Effort to Clean Up U.S. Shorelines

Photo from the Audubon Society clean up of Plumb BeachStudents for Service volunteers from a range of NYC  high schools proved their determination and dedication once again as they returned for their second organized cleanup at Plumb Beach in Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn.  They worked alongside their college mentors, representatives from the Parks Department and NYC Audubon as part of a national effort to collect and tabulate the types and amounts of trash found on the beach for  a pollution database.

The volunteers were separated into small teams to collect beach garbage, which is being analyzed and recorded in a national online database that shows how garbage changes over time (year to year) and spatially (between sites). In addition, our volunteers learned about how pollution impacts our local environment and ways to protect marine and wildlife on our shores.


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