Riverhead will have a cleanup day after all

04/16/2014 3:00 PM |
Craig Scott and his daughters Aneisha, 16, (left) and Shayla, 12, of Riverhead worked on cleaning up an empty wooded lot on the western end of Lincoln Avenue during last April's cleanup. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Craig Scott and his daughters Aneisha, 16, (left) and Shayla, 12, of Riverhead worked on cleaning up an empty wooded lot on the western end of Lincoln Avenue during last April’s cleanup. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead Town and the Riverhead High School Key Club have organized an “Annual Litter Awareness and Spring Cleanup Day” on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Volunteers will meet at Riverhead Town Hall at 9 a.m. that day and will then spread out to clean up litter from different areas around town, according to Councilman Jim Wooten.

The town will give the volunteers trash bags, safety vests, gloves and litter-grabbers and will assign litter patrol areas, although some volunteers may chose an area they feel needs particular attention, officials said.

The Key Club, under advisor Louise Wilkinson, has been teaching fourth graders about environmental and conservation issues for several years.

Town Board members recently heard complaints about increased litter along Osborn Avenue.

In the past, the town often had a cleanup day scheduled near Earth Day, April 22, and sponsored by the town’s own anti-litter advisory committee. However, that committee has since dissolved, officials say.

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