Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern (AOC)

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AOC "Clean Sweep"

Every Fall Eighteenmile Creek stakeholders join forces with the American Littoral Society (ALS) New York State Beach Cleanup Program to complete an Area of Concern (AOC) "Clean Sweep." For the past 22 years, the American Littoral Society has been an essential link in the International Coastal Cleanup, an environmental phenomena all its own, removing and documenting the trash one finds along the shores of the world. One of the goals of the American Littoral Society beach cleanup program is to activate a growing number of participants, as well as to document and clean additional sites each year.

Since the fall of 2007, Eighteenmile Creek watershed stakeholders and residents have answered the call. Last year, 117 pounds of trash was collected from within the AOC. Trash collected included a microwave door, an air tank, and car parts.

The 2017 Area of Concern Clean Sweep is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 am to noon. For the clean sweep, we register with the American Littoral Society and try to find litter at three different sites within the AOC. This year we will be starting at Eighteenmile Creek at Ide Road, then moving to Fisherman's Park (time permitting), then going to West Olcott Beach (time permitting). If you would like to participate, or have any questions please contact Scott at 716-434-4949 x6258.

Please make sure you contact Scott before arriving! It is important everyone knows the most current and updated information.

Scott.Collins@ny.nacdnet.net

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American Littoral Society

 

 

 

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