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Surfrider Seeks Volunteers for Spring Cleanups

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 12:52
The bioswale behind the East Hampton Methodist Church contains plantings that help to reduce pollution from surface runoff water.
Durell Godfrey

The Surfrider Foundation is looking for volunteers on Sunday and next Thursday to help it "wake up the gardens" it helps to maintain at the village green between East Hampton Main Street and James Lane and behind the East Hampton Methodist Church. 

Volunteers will work together to collect debris and pull weeds while also learning about native wetland and pollinator plants and the foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens program. 

Both spots contain bioswales, planted drainage systems that help reduce pollution from surface runoff water. 

On Sunday volunteers are needed from noon to 3 p.m. at the village green, across from Home, Sweet Home on James Lane. The forecast for the day looks good, but in case of rain this volunteer effort will instead happen on April 21. Next Thursday, the Surfrider Foundation will turn its attention to the bioswale behind the Methodist Church from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The rain date will be April 18. 

Sign-up can be done by clicking here. Volunteers are asked to take their own gardening gloves and hand tools. 

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