KIC Volunteers, Islip Residents Work Together to “Keep America Beautiful”, LI Communities Clean, Green
July 17, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Warm weather encourages a host of outdoor activities, like gardening, beach going, playing in the park or just walking in a neighborhood. Thanks to KIC Volunteers, many residents throughout the 18 hamlets of Islip can enjoy a cleaner community and healthier environment along with their summer fun.
KIC participates annually in the Great American Cleanup during the months leading into summer as the local host of this nationwide event sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Large community-wide cleanups with a few hundred participants, civic groups with dozens of members or just small groups of friends all added up to nearly 2,000 volunteers removing literally tons of litter and debris from their communities. Add to that another 800 people planting flowers and the result is a beautiful town.
KIC Chairman Kay Erwood, Islip Town Councilmen John Cochrane and Steve Flotteron and Captain Timothy Huss of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation with volunteers at the 25th Annual Brook Street Wetlands Cleanup, a Great American Cleanup event.
Front row: KIC Executive Director Nancy Cochran, PSEG Community Liaison Patricia Petry, Town Councilman Steve Flotteron and Islip Arts Council Executive Director Linda Moran with a volunteer team from PSEG at the Brookwood Hall Park Cleanup and Gardening Day.
KIC Volunteer Sarah Kern at her litter cleanup of Carleton Avenue in Central Islip for her Great American Cleanup project.
KIC Junior Commissioners Kate Maretsky and Elizabeth Loizides take a break from volunteer gardening during the Great American Cleanup.
KIC Junior Commissioners Jordan McCabe, Greg Bove, Thomas Landhauser John Corrado, Patrick Anzalone, Morgan Flotteron and Alyssa Bove at their Great American Cleanup of Perkal Street in Bay Shore.
KIC Junior Commissioners Tara Campbell, Christian Muller and Patrick Anzalone lend a hand at the Project Bloom gardens at Brookwood Hall.
A team led by community leader Mary Louise Cohen (left) and KIC Commissioner Sean Collins (middle, back row) at Spruce Up Bay Shore, a Great American Cleanup event.
A group led by KIC Junior Commissioners Alyssa Bove (third from left) and her brother Greg Bove (far right) at their Great American Cleanup project at West Island.
About Keep Islip Clean: Keep Islip Clean is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization founded in 1989. KIC is dedicated to community enhancement through litter cleanup and prevention, beautification projects, recycling initiatives and education throughout all 18 hamlets of Islip Township. We strive to positively change behaviors through education and example; raise awareness of the effect littering has on our quality of life; encourage the values of ownership, service and civic responsibility among residents. For more information visit www.keepislipclean.org
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc: Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. KAB offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.
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