Number of Participants: 16
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $541
Event Type: Environment
Date: October 5, 2016
500 Tulip Avenue Floral Park
New York 11001, United States
Floral Park Memorial High School’s Ecology Club , which student athletes participate in, held its annual beach cleanup event on Sept. 17.
The students joined thousands of people from around the world taking part in the Ocean Conservancy’s 31st annual Coastal Cleanup. Thirty-two students, along with teachers Karen Caporale, Jed Cersosim, Louis Dura, Rosanne Mamo and Jennifer Rico, attended. The cleanup took place at Zach’s Bay, Jones Beach, and within three hours the students collected 417 pounds of trash, almost 60 percent of it being construction materials found on the beach.
Photo Caption: Members of Floral Park Memorial High School’s Ecology Club took part in the Ocean Conservancy’s 31st annual Coastal Cleanup at Zach’s Bay.
Photo courtesy of the Sewanhaka Central High School District