Farmingville, NY – On Sept 18, the Town of Brookhaven participated in the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Clean-up at two significant shorelines, Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai and West Meadow Beach in Stony brook. This was the fifth consecutive year that the Town joined hundreds of other countries and thousands of volunteers in this global effort towards improving our waterways and shorelines. During the cleanup, 35 volunteers collected 42 pounds of litter from the shoreline of West Meadow Beach and 54 volunteers carried off 91 pounds of trash and debris from Cedar Beach. Both of these Long Island Sound peninsulas are of great ecological importance and share similar varying habitats. Pictured left to right at West Meadow Beach are Madison Calvanese; Emma McCabe; Lila McCabe; Amani Hosein and Town of Brookhaven Environmental Educator Nicole Pocchaire.Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “I am thankful to the volunteers who dedicated their time to such a worthwhile conservation effort to make our coastal clean-ups a success, ensuring the beauty and quality of these treasured locations. It is fitting for children to play such an important role in this effort since the environment is theirs to inherit and take good care of for years to come.”The Supervisor also asks that visitors to Town recreation areas dispose of trash in the bins provided and that beach goers and fisherman not leave anything behind. Monofilament fishing line and plastics are quite hazardous to wildlife and marine life, and fishhooks are dangerous to all visitors.