All ages are welcome to help clean up Penataquit Creek (read more about the creek below) in Bay Shore on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll be collecting everything from plastic bags to discarded bicycles to bottles and cans.
The cleanup will focus on the north end of the creek’s western branch. Everyone will meet first at the First Baptist Church parking lot on Second Avenue.
• Clothing and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty!
• Wear pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect against briar, poison ivy, etc.
• Hip/chest boots if you have a pair.
• Gloves (Keep Islip Clean will be providing some)
• Sunglasses or safety glasses
• Sunscreen / bug spray
Contact Seatuck at 631-591-6908 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for additional information.
Bay Shore’s Penataquit Creek once powered the largest mill in town, boasted abundant wildlife and provided recreational opportunities for the community. Today it is fenced off and largely forgotten.
But a coalition of local organizations seeks to restore the ecological health and community role of the waterway. Those organizations include the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore, Keep Islip Clean and Seatuck Environmental Association.
Photo: Screen shot from September 2017 GreaterBayShore TV video coverage of volunteers releasing juvenile brook trout into Penataquit Creek.
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