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'Keep Port Beautiful…Pass It On'

New campaign includes a volunteer meet-up on Main Street to plant, weed, mulch and more on April 13.

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington is launching a new campaign this spring called “Keep Port Beautiful…Pass it On.” 

The mission: rally the entire community to work together so that Port Washington is clean and beautiful. And the effort extends beyond keeping Port litter-free. It also aims preserve the beauty and improve the desirability of Port Washington’s commercial corridor. With this effort, campaign organizers say, Residents strives to celebrate the peninsula's "history, scenic locations, schools, people and events."   

Want to get involved? Meet up with other volunteers on Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. at the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station for a morning of picking up litter, weeding, mulching, sweeping and planting flowers.

All volunteers will receive certificates of community service, signed by Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington and the Town of North Hempstead, which is joining in the Main Street cleanup effort for the fourth year in a row.  Sweet Comfort Bakery will be serving volunteers complimentary refreshments, and Wit and Whim will also provide them with free organic refreshments as well as a one-of-a-kind unisex Eco-themed bracelets as a memento of the day.

“When litter and trash is left unchecked, they detract from the beauty of our seaside town and dampen the spirit of those who live here,” said RFMBPW Board Member Betsy Liegey, in a statement.

Student volunteers Anna Asnis and Sean Mcintyre noted that litter implies that people "don’t care about keeping Port clean or even about living here." They are hoping the community wants to send the reverse message by volunteering on April 13.

Children must come with adult supervision. In the event of inclement weather, please call the RFMBPW office at 516-767-9151. To learn more about the organization, visit the Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington website. 

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