On Thursday, August 23 at 7:30AM, ocean-lovers and early risers in the Hampton Bays area are invited to a rally celebrating the final leg of kayaking on the “Tour the Shore” journey. Join us at Shinnecock Inlet County Park (East End of Dune Road, Hampton Bays). Enjoy breakfast, cheer on the paddlers, and walk the beach with Group for the East End to learn more about local marine life.
Experienced paddlers can sign up to paddle alongside Margo Pellegrino, traveling all or a portion of the 32 miles from Hampton Bays to Montauk. Pellegrino is an outrigger canoeist that has paddled from Miami to Maine to raise awareness of water quality issues. Follow her blog at www.miami2maine.com.
Hundreds of Long Islanders have already turned out to support Clean Ocean Action’s “Tour the Shore,” a two-week adventure along the coast of Cape May, New Jersey, to Montauk, New York, to raise awareness of ocean pollution issues and the need for a Clean Ocean Zone.
Facing threats from ocean blasting for oil and gas development, pollution, and reckless development, the Clean Ocean Zone initiative was created by concerned citizens along the New York and New Jersey coastlines to lock out harmful pollution and industrial activities off the coast while locking in permanent protection for future generations. The ultimate goal is for the citizen-drafted federal law to be enacted.
“The Peconic Estuary and other East End waters are dependent on a healthy Ocean, which is why we are supporting the Clean Ocean Zone,” said Kate Fullam, Director of Community Outreach at Group for the East End. “We must all work together to protect natural resources, locally and globally. ‘Tour the Shore’ proves that everyone can play a part!”
“Tour the Shore” will conclude in Montauk, NY on Friday, August 24, with a celebration at Montauk Point State Park from 12-4PM. The event is open to the public and will be held at the picnic area adjacent to the lower parking lot. Environmental organizations from New York and New Jersey will be on hand to show their support for a clean ocean and environment. Free food, Hunterdon Beer, and Barefoot Wine will be provided to celebrate the conclusion of this ambitious 14-day event.
For details about the dates and locations of the Tour, visit www.cleanoceanzone.org or call Clean Ocean Action at 732-872-0111.
Group for the East End protects and restores the environment of Eastern Long Island through education, citizen action, and professional advocacy. Join us at www.GroupfortheEastEnd.org.