Help Clean Up Our Beaches

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”

– Maya Angelou

I thought I would incorporate some quotes in my post today to help inspire us all to get out and do something to make our world a better place. John F. Kennedy once wrote, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” With those words ringing in my ears, I try to make a positive difference in whatever ways I can. This weekend, my daughter and I will be helping to clean up the beaches along parts of the walkway in West Haven. We would love to see some fellow residents out there with us! Just one hour of your time can really make a difference. “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” I’m not sure where that quote originated, but it sure is true.

The Land Trust of West Haven (LTWH) is sponsoring this Beach Clean-Up event. Full disclosure. I am on the Land Trust board. If you aren’t familiar with LTWH,  it is a non-profit that strives to protect the natural resources and open-space in the City for the benefit of the residents and future generations. Visit its Web site at to learn more, and if you are so inclined, become a member, too!

Here are the details for the event:
Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please go to the Park/Rec Activities Building on the Bike/Walk Path between Oak Street and Altschuler Plaza a few minutes before 10:00 A.M. to sign up. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Parking is free in the paved lot on the left of Oak Street.

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and  your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hope to see you this Saturday!

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One Response to Help Clean Up Our Beaches

  1. pam says:

    Speaking of meeting on the bike/walk path I’ve been imagining how the path could accommodate more walkers and bicyclists and less road traffic. If there’s ever a time when improvements are considered it would be interesting to consider a one way road along the shore and transforming the unused lane and existing path into a bigger and better path.

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