Girl Scouts went out on Saturday, May 15 to join thousands of others across Long Island and the nation on a national day of cleanup. Volunteers from Suffolk County Girl Scout Troops 1522 and 2755 went to Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai during the 13th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up to help clean the beach.
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.
During another event in Brentwood, volunteers also created an inspiring mural.
Officials from Brookhaven Town joined in the event along with the Girl Scouts and others who helped with the cleanup.
The 13th Annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up 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. This year’s Great Brookhaven Clean Up was a big success, despite being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I was thrilled to see so many Girl Scouts and their families come out to help clean up Cedar Beach,” said Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner, who represents the area. “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.”