More than 70 people worked to clean up Mill Pond and Centerport Harbor Saturday.
Sponsored by the Centerport Harbor Civic Association, the volunteers included Centerport families, members of the Harborfields High School Environmental Club, Girl Scout Troop 688, and members of two local Boys Scout Troops. Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Legislative Aide Michele Martines also picked up garbage and State Sen. Jim Gaughran lent support. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Associate Pastor Father Collins attended to offer a blessing of the harbor and the clean-up volunteers.
The Halesite Fire Department’s Juniors Company and volunteers will clean up Gold Star Beach ahead of Memorial Day. This project on May 22 will include planting flowers around the memorial rock and the flagpole and cleaning up garbage and debris.
All volunteers are expected to adhere to local and federal COVID safety precautions, including social distancing and wearing a face mask. Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden gloves and tools for planting.