As the calendar has turned from March to April, Keep Islip Clean will host a variety of Great American Cleanup events across the township that will allow local residents to play a part in improving the environment.
According to KIC officials, more than 2,500 residents volunteered last spring and removed litter and large debris throughout the 18 hamlets of Islip. Many of these volunteers joined KIC’s established annual Earth Day cleanups.
The following are a list of cleanup events that will be held across Islip Town beginning next weekend.
Saturday, April 9
Islip’s 22nd Annual Brook Street Cleanup will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Islip Middle School KIC Club and will take place from Brook Street from Boston Street to Roman Street and the surrounding wetlands. The road will be closed to traffic and volunteers can sign-up at Brook Street. For more information call 224-2627.
Sunday, April 10
The annual Bayport-Blue Point Community Cleanup Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Bayport-Blue Point High School Ecology Club, all participants will meet at Bayport-Blue Point High School. For more information call 277-1365 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, April 16
The Brentwood Neighborhood Garden Community Cleanup is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will meet at the Neighborhood Garden on Fulton, between Ridgewood Ave. and Commercial Blvd. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes and shovels. To volunteer or identify an area for cleanup call 273-3050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 21
National Grid Cleanup of Gardiner’s Park in Brightwaters will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the park on Montauk Highway and Manor Lane. For more information call 224-2627 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, April 23
The 22nd annual Brentwood Earth Day Everyday cleanup will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Ross Park (Brentwood Road and First Avenue, south of Suffolk Avenue) and the cleanup will extend from the park to include the Brentwood community. For more information call 224-2627.
Saturday, April 23
The Fourth Annual College Woods Community Spring Cleanup in Central Islip will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the College Woods Playground at the corner of Pine St. and McKinney St. For more information call 224-2627.