Natural Resources Protective Association: Protecting the marine environment since 1977

The NRPA, SOA, and SCA clean up 1,200 pounds of debris from New Dorp Beach

The Natural Resources Protective Association teamed up with volunteers from Clean Ocean Action and the Student Conservation Association to clean up 1,200 pounds of debris from New Dorp Beach.  A total of 17 volunteers gathered household debris from Hurricane Sandy, including lawn furniture, clothing, boxes, beverage containers, toys, electronic devices, chunks of dock Styrofoam, stuffed animals, a truck tire and driftwood.  Some family photos deemed salvageable were turned into the Siller Tunnel to Towers relief tent.  The next event will be the Committee to Save Pouch Camp meeting at Blue Heron Park Nature Center on February 26 and the DEP New Creek Bluebelt meeting on February 27 at Community Board 2.  The next NRPA meeting will be at the Blue Heron Park Nature Center on March 5 at 7:30 PM.  For more information, email Jim Scarcella at

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Source: Staten Island Advance, 2/24/2013

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