Imagination Nature is once again encouraging East Enders to spend the weekend after Earth Day making a difference by participating in the Shoreline – and roadside – Sweep. The 2021 beach cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 24.
“This year’s 8th annual Shoreline Sweep will need all available hands around the community, as our beaches and roadsides are at their all time worst,” Dell Cullum, Shoreline Sweep Founder, stated. “So, we ask that you choose your favorite beach, or perhaps a roadside that is in need of attention, bring along a few trash bags or reusable burlap sacks and gloves, and spend as much time picking up trash as you can spare.”
The yearly event typically amounts to hundreds and hundreds of pounds of debris removed from our local shorelines. Whether people have 15 minutes to spare or the full four hours, Cullum hopes the turnout is strong. “Every little but counts!” he stressed. “The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.”
Normally, the Shoreline Sweep stretches from Wainscott beach to Montauk Point, but this year because of the pandemic participants should head to their favorite beach – whether it be on the North or South Shore – to rid it of the garbage they come across. “You can bring the trash to the Town dump yourself or leave next to the beachhead receptacles for pick up. Thanks everyone, and I hope to see you all at the Sweep,” he noted.
Even though this year’s Sweep won’t be a community gathering like past cleanups, don’t forget to ask your pod to come support the cause. “Come alone, bring your dog, bring a friend, come as a group or have the entire office make a morning out of it,” Cullum encouraged. “Either way, show your community pride by keeping our home and beaches free of trash and litter.”
The Shoreline Sweep rain date is Sunday, April 25.
“Our special message this year is, let’s make every day Earth Day,” Cullum concluded.