Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Type: Environment
Date: November 30, 2021
Members of the Port Jefferson School District’s Leo Club and Environmental Club joined forces on a November weekend to head to the local waterfront, for not just an ordinary beach outing but a cleanup of the shoreline at Port Jefferson’s East Beach.
Along with Leo Club advisers Brian Chalmers and Eva Grasso and Environmental Club adviser Jonathan Maletta, the students met at the end of Crystal Brook Hollow Road in Port Jefferson’s Harbor Hills, which meanders into East Beach. They worked together collecting various debris and discussing the source of debris found.
The community service event was sponsored by the Village of Port Jefferson and Coastal Steward Long Island’s Adopt a Beach Program.
“The event was well-regarded as a way to encourage more leadership roles in the community, sharing pride and responsibility as well as a greater understanding of local environmental issues,” Chalmers said.
Photo caption: Port Jefferson School District’s Leo Club and Environmental Club members.
Photo courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District