(PHOTO: Kuder Island Colony, Inc. volunteers at 2017 NYS Beach Cleanup Event on Hen Island, Milton Harbor, Rye)
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Kuder Island Colony, Inc. (KIC) participated in the New York State Beach Cleanup Event in conjunction with the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society. The event is part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup event sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC.
During last Saturday’s event 24 volunteers representing KIC collected and cataloged approximately 200 pounds of floatable trash and debris from one-mile of shoreline at KIC’s Hen Island property in Milton Harbor, Rye, NY – much of it plastic bottles and caps, food wrappers, and foam litter. These items all originate from off-island sources and wash up on the shores of Hen Island. The information collected during this cleanup will be provided to the American Littoral Society for inclusion into the state-wide data.
Today’s event marks the sixth consecutive year of KIC’s participation in this state-wide effort to enlist volunteers to document and cleanup shoreline trash. In 2016, more than 6,600 volunteers cleaned and documented 66,830 pounds of trash along 230 miles of New York State’s shoreline.
KIC thanks all of the volunteers who participated in today’s cleanup and special thanks to the Town of Rye Supervisor’s Office and the City of Rye DPW for assisting with disposal of the collected trash. And special thanks to the American Littoral Society for their organization and support of this worthwhile event.