HarborBeachCleanupDay4-27-13LettersizeThe Annual Harbor and Beach Clean Up to take place at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, Saturday April 27, 2013, at 8 a.m.

Friends of the Bay,a non-profit organization which conducts water quality monitoring in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, is participating in the Harbor and Beach Clean Up on Saturday April 27, 2013 beginning at 8 a.m. in Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. The annual beach clean-up is designed to help save Long Island’s environment by collecting the debris washed ashore.

The beach clean-up is open to everyone and participants must bring work gloves. The event will take place rain or shine. The Harbor and Beach Clean Up is co-sponsored by Friends of the Bay, North Oyster Bay Baymen鈥檚 Association, and the Town of Oyster Bay. Volunteers should call 516-677-5943 for more information, and to pre-register.

“Participating in beach cleanups is a great way to keep Long Island clean,” Friends of the Bay Spokesperson Paul DeOrsay stated.鈥淒oing these cleanups is one of my favorite things to do.It is uplifting to see the outpouring of support for cleaning the beaches and harbors, and seeing how many people really care enough to put some sweat equity into maintaining the harbor”.

Friends of the Bay鈥檚 mission is to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary and the surrounding watershed. For more information visit friendsofthebay.org.