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    Local Cleanups Aid an International Survey
    November 6, 2016 3:53 pm  
    Local Cleanups Aid an International Survey

    The 2016 International Coastal Cleanup came to a successful conclusion recently, with volunteers around the world providing data on waterway litter to the Ocean Conservancy in Washington.

    The information compiled during this annual environmental effort is used to identify pollution trends.

    Keep Islip Clean sponsored fifteen groups for the event. These volunteers gathered information about the litter they removed from marine environments, including beaches along the south shore stretching from West Islip to Bayport, Orowoc Creek, Champlin Creek, Knapp Lake and Lake Ronkonkoma.

    The ICC highlights the negative, far reaching impact that litter has on the environment.

    One group of International Coastal Cleanup volunteers collected data from Orowoc Creek in Islip. The majority of litter found at this location where cans, bottles, food wrappers, cigarette butts and plastic bags.

    The leaders of the Orowoc Creek cleanup were Kathy and John Hall, who organized the event and compiled all data from their group’s cleanup for the Ocean Conservancy in Washington.

    Keep Islip Clean, a certified affiliate of the national organization Keep America Beautiful, is a not-for-profit, 501c3, community service organization.

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