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Clean-Up Beacon!

NEXT CLEAN-UP TBA Please send in your suggestions.

Location: Beacon, NY
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2015

Clean-Up Results: Sunday May 2nd

Thanks to the 5 volunteers who attended our first clean-up last Sunday. We worked our way from Main St., down Beekman and Thompkins, to bank St. Roughly 5 contractor bags of trash were collected, along with 6 bags of bottles and cans. Please send in your suggestions for future locations !

Discussions

Earth Day Clean Up? 12 Replies

Started by Sarah Womer. Last reply by Kathleen Flynn Apr 7, 2010.

September Clean-Up Beacon 1 Reply

Started by Hiro Ichikawa. Last reply by Eric Gurna Oct 31, 2009.

Next Clean-Up Sunday May 10th at 9AM. 16 Replies

Started by Richard O'Neill. Last reply by Sai Corson Aug 31, 2009.

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Comment by george mansfield on July 27, 2009 at 8:23am

Comment by george mansfield on July 27, 2009 at 8:22am

Comment by Anthony Rosa on July 27, 2009 at 7:38am
The Creek clean up yesterday was invigorating and quite rewarding. Nice turn out. I can't wait for the water level to go down a little so we can jump back in again.Next project is under the bridge by Wolcott. Good job, Clareann and George.
Comment by Hiro Ichikawa on July 13, 2009 at 1:09pm
Hi Rich. Thanks for the e-mail notice for the next clean up on the 19th. Unfortunately I'll be leaving for a trip that day and won't be able to make it.
Hi George. Long time no see. I wish I could participate in the creak clean up too, but I won't be back from the trip by the 26 yet.
Let's have a beer together some time soon.
Comment by george mansfield on July 11, 2009 at 12:36pm
On Sunday,July 26th @9:30 AM ,The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will be sponsoring a cleanup of the Fishkill Creek from the Churchill St bridge south to the Wolcott Ave bridge,to commemorate Watershed Awareness Month.We will meet at the corner of Churchill St. and Spring Valley St.
Please be prepared to get wet and dirty. We will be attempting to remove various items from the creek bed including bicycles,shopping carts,furniture and all sorts of other foreign deposits.
bring gloves, buckets ,ropes,sensible shoes,waders and anything else you can think of to dislodge and remove debris from the creek. There will probably be a "dry team"and a surefooted "wet team"
Comment by Sharon Watts on July 9, 2009 at 11:45am
Just got back from the "dump" with some bags of recyclables (I keep missing the truck). The guy looked at some of the stuff poking out of the top and said "he doesnt take this"--all stuff that, believe me, the Royale Carting website says it takes. And I am meticulous about separating. My question--do I just surrender to the cynic always lurking beneath the idealist, or do we as a community stand up to Royale-even switch to a company more environmentally responsible and accountable? There used to be a thread on this website that said their contract was due to expire with the city--well, what happened to that? Can anything be done?
Comment by Bill Siebert on June 25, 2009 at 2:36pm
Great Idea Josie. That (new discussion) will make the information more readily available to those not in the group who otherwise would not think to check the group page. It doesn't even have to be a new discussion. Older discussions can be ressurected by clicking the "view all" discussions link and it becomes newified. (I like to make up words just to confuse spellcheck.)

It could also be posted as a new event.

The message to group idea is a winner too.
Comment by Scott Tillitt on June 25, 2009 at 10:57am
Agreed Josie. That's what I do on the BEAHIVE group and it seems to work better.
Comment by Josie Gray on June 25, 2009 at 10:29am
I hope to help out on 7/26! THanks George!

I'd also like to suggest that every new clean-up idea begin with a new "Discussion" on this board. That way, if someone is interested, they can choose to follow (i.e. get emails each time there's a new post) the RSVPs and other preparation business. On the other hand, if all discussion is on this Comment Wall, it creates a lot of email. Does that make sense to others?

Another suggestion is that, about a week prior to the scheduled clean up, send out a single "Message to Group" with the final details, as a reminder, for anyone not participating in the organizing discussions.
Comment by Anthony Rosa on June 25, 2009 at 6:55am
I don't live creek side, but have often wandered onto my neighbors property and pulled out a few bicycles. I'm up for the 26th.
 

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