Hi there from LIBAG,
We at LIBAG hope you're having a great summer. It's so nice to be able to hang out at our favorite beaches legally whether by 4x4 with the issuance of the New York State Surfing permit for Democrat Point, and this year's inclusion of Gilgo State Park, [commonly referred to as the Hemlock area and Old Coast Guard]. This year the Town of Babylon also reinstated the TOB 4x4 Permit at the Old Coast Guard Station.
The above and other victories like parking lot access in the NYS Park's system are all part of LIBAG's efforts to increase the fun at our local Long Island beaches.
Our work goes on behind the scenes. We will be meeting with NYS Park's officials to hopefully move forward soon on other locations on our south shore ocean and bay front areas heading east!
As to the topic of this post, and not to keep you from the surf, we are also concerned about the accumulating trash on our beaches. Some brought by our neighbors, much brought in from wave action from another area. But it is there. And needs to be cleaned up.
We all try to do that on an every day basis by bringing our own trash bag and clearing our "spot". And that is very commendable.
First timer? Welcome! You can also help us count every bottle cap and cigarette butt and more and then we weigh it too!
Sounds like fun, right? Last year our group weighed out over 371 pounds from Gilgo beach and parking lot!
This year we are doing that area again, and in addition, we will have another crew running the same type of clean-up on the 4x4 Gilgo State Park area, and that's about a 2 mile stretch of sand. We NEED a lot of bodies for both locations.
If you choose for the 4x4 area, please be sure you have the current NYS 4x4 permit(either fishing or surfing). The Town of Babylon 2010 4x4 Surfing Permit is also acceptable. No cars are allowed in this area! No exceptions.
The parking lot access at Gilgo Beach is Free for that date.
Rain date is the 21st.
Please help us, to help the Town of Babylon and New York State Parks.
American Littoral Society
New York State Beach Cleanup 2014
Thank you for Participating in the New York State 2014 Beach Cleanup! We're proud to host it every year and honored that you want to help. The impact you make on the environment matters!
LIBAG & The American Littoral Society