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Kayaking and Beach Cleanup in Red Hook, Brooklyn

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September 15, 2012: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
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Join Brooklyn Riverkeeper Action Group (BRAG), PortSide NewYork, and the Red Hook Boaters for a fun day outdoors on Saturday, September 15 from 12PM to 3PM at Valentino Park in Red Hook, Brooklyn in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Come on out, roll up your sleeves and help us to beautify the park’s beach. In addition to doing a good deed, the Red Hook Boaters will be taking volunteers out on the water in kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or have experience on the water, you are encouraged to come on out! Please RSVP to Dana Gulley at [email protected] if you plan on attending.

International Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy and is now in its 27th year. Through their social movement for trash free seas, over 8.5 million volunteers have collected 144 million pounds of trash over 300,000 miles of shoreline. If you cannot join us in Red Hook, you can find a cleanup near you or plan one in your own community.

The Red Hook Boaters is an all-volunteer organization that exists to provide safe public access to the waters of our neighborhood, to bring people to the sport of kayaking, and to promote education about, and care for, the coastal environment.

PortSide’s mission is to create better use, understanding and enjoyment of the waterfront, especially the BlueSpace (the water part of the waterfront), and to revitalize our home neighborhood via thematically related programs.

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