What do Bronx Community Solutions, Grow NYC, Marine Cadets ROTC, the Parks Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, and scuba divers have in common? The 4th Annual Orchard Beach Clean-Up & Clam Bake event.
On Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2013) Bronx Community Solutions worked together with the above-mentioned groups to clean-up/recycle litter and debris on Orchard Beach.
Orchard Beach is not the same beach we may remember. It has been going through substantial changes in recent years, including the addition of new resources for kids and adults: swings, two basketball courts, tennis and handball courts. I personally was very impressed with the work that has been done.
The 4th annual Orchard Beach Clean-up and Clam Bake consisted of divers cleaning the water, beach/boardwalk clean-up and grass maintenance. A team of BCS Community Service participants was part of the effort to clean up the beach. In the end we collected 2,000 pounds of trash! We were all inspired and proud of the work that was done on Sunday. BCS clients agreed, "It was a good day of work.”- Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service