Mastic Beach, NY - March 26 - More than 120 youngsters turned out Saturday for World Water Day events, including a beach cleanup, at Smith Point County Park.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hosted the event, along with Legislator Kara Hahn and the Girl Scouts. Youngsters spent about two hours picking up litter from the beach and learning how to test water for bacteria and nutrients.
Bellone, who has made water quality his No. 1 priority for the county, praised the children and noted the need to safeguard water resources. “These waters are essential to our wellbeing here in Suffolk County,” he said. “We need to protect our resources now and for the future, for drinking water, recreation, clamming and... read more »