The Great East End Clean-Up, an effort to remove litter and debris from public areas throughout Southampton Town, will take place during Earth Day weekend, Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Each spring hundreds of residents of all ages participate in the program to clean-up locations such as roadsides, trails, parks and beaches. Last year 900 registrants collected 44 tons of litter and debris, including 1.6 tons of metal.
“The amount of participants has steadily grown over the past several years. Last year we had about 38 organizations take part, from scout troops and school sports teams to civic groups and local businesses,” said Councilman Chris Nuzzi who has spearheaded the clean-up for the past seven years. “It’s become an annual tradition that many of our residents look forward to, and marks the transition into the warmer spring and summer months.”
For more information, or to register, please visit the Southampton Town website at southamptontownny.gov and follow the link for the Great East End Clean-Up on the homepage, or contact Rick Hodgson at 631-283-5210. Individuals as well as groups are welcome to sign up. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 15.