Monday, July 27, 2009

There was less trash today.

We notified the police that tire tracks were found in the area restricted for the piping plovers.  The police were very accomodating!  Thank you Southampton Village Police!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Picking up trash helps endangered species

Near the house there is a piping plover nest.  Earlier this week people were putting up additional fencing, because the eggs were about to hatch.  The plover is endangered, and they don’t want cars crushing the babies.  They walk to get food – the mother doesn’t bring it back to them – and after about a month they can fly.  I mentioned that I picked up trash, and the environmental scientist told me that that’s a good thing; trash attracts predators.  But there are still so many – feral cats, foxes, raccoons and more – I hope those little birdies make it.  Two hatched this morning – they are adorable.

Lots of candy and snack wrappers today, which begs the question - what are we putting in our own stomachs?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beach cleanup in Montauk

Ivone Curran has sent in pictures from her trash pick up in Montauk. Ivone was joined by civic minded children.  Ivone is a personal trainer who is on a mission to make the world a better place.  Please visit her site and prepare to be inspired.  

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Educate yourself about balloons!

Please visit for information about how harmful balloons are to the environment!

Note - putting a coffee cup behind the fence near the trash can doesn't mean you threw it away