The Coastal Steward, a not for profit environmental organization based out of Port Jefferson removed 5.56 tons of debris from the Mt. Sinai harbor (Pt. Jeff side), and Centennial Park beach in January.
There were 99 volunteers from the local schools and girl scouts who came to help make a difference while earning community service credit.
Legislator Kara Hahn came to help out and the cleanups were sponsored by the villages of Port Jefferson and Belle Terre. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about the Coastal Steward, take a look at our website, Coastalsteward.net to see what we are about.
This list is a total of what type of debris was removed from those two beaches.
Bags 237 Balloons/Strings 390 Plastic Bottles 186
Clothing 33 Glass Bottles 283 Shotgun Shells 38
Cans 89 Toys 47 Cups/Plates/Utensils 195
Condoms 39 Food Containers 579 Diapers 3
Straws/Stirrers 113 Tampon Applicators 17 Caps/Lids 253
Drug Bags 16 6 PK Holders 21 Bio Discs 163
Pull Tabs 10 5 Gal Bucket 1 Bait Packaging 14
Garbage Can Cover 1 Buoys/Floats 27 Foam Sheets 2
Lobster Traps 12 Car Parts/Tires 10 Fishing Line 57
Batteries (1 Car) 7 Fishing Lures 12 Tobacco Wrappers 17
Fish Nets/Pole 16 Cigarette Butts 237 Boat Rope 188
Cleaner Bottles 10 Building Materials 169 Oil/Lube Containers 13
Wooden Pallets 3 Rubber Hose 3 Plastic Tarps 174
Light bulbs 8 Strapping Bands/Wires 20