Along with early blooming daffodils and tulips comes an awareness of the debris and rubbish that collects over the winter months on local roads, fields and byways.
Each year, the Levittown Community Council, in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead, hosts a cleanup event to bring together community residents, help to beautify the community and highlight the importance of maintaining our local environment. This year, the Earth Day Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 27 (rain date is Sunday, April 28) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Areas in and around the boundaries of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts benefit from the work done on that day. In the past, hundreds of pounds of all kinds of debris have been collected, which is picked up at the designated locations by the Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation.
Adults and children of all ages are invited to volunteer for this event, with children under the age of 14 requiring adult supervision.
The public areas to be cleaned are designated by the council’s board of directors based on need for attention and for the safety of volunteers. In addition, the council maintains a small garden spot at the East Village Green Pool area that is cleaned and replanted every year as part of the Earth Day event.
Interested volunteers must sign in at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at Hempstead Turnpike and Shelter Lane, where areas to be cleaned will be assigned and equipment may be picked up. Borrowed equipment must be returned to the same location at 4 p.m. when the event is over.
Those individuals needing verification of the hours they worked will be able to pick up their certificates at that same location.
For more information, contact the council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Submitted by the Levittown Community Council