Farmingville, NY – On May 15, Supervisor Ed Romaine (left) and Councilwoman Jane Bonner (right) joined volunteers from Suffolk County Girl Scout Troops 1522 and 2755 to clean Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai during the 13th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. This annual event is part of a national effort where community members from across America come together to pick up litter, clean miles of roadways, and beautify parks, rivers, and seashores. It was co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management, TEACHERS Federal Credit Union and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. The Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up draws nearly 2.5 million volunteers in more than 15,000 communities across America who come together to pick up litter, renew parks, and clean miles of roadway, rivers, lakes, and seashore. This year’s Great Brookhaven Clean Up was a big success, despite being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supervisor Romaine said, “Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who made the effort to join us at Cedar Beach for the Great Brookhaven Clean Up. Their volunteer work sets a great example of good citizenship that will help to protect and preserve the environment for future generations to enjoy”
Councilwoman Bonner said, “I was thrilled to see so many Girl Scout and their families come out to help clean up Cedar Beach. Across Council District 2, I saw so many friends and neighbors helping to make Brookhaven beautiful. It’s a big town, but if we do our part all year long, we could make a big impact on our environment.”