The second and now annual “Live Like Luke” beach cleanup at Greenwich Point Park is happening Saturday, April 24 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Trash, especially plastics, are more than aesthetic ugliness. The world’s wildlife and even our food supply are threatened. We must provide anti-littering education on land or from boats. However, community volunteerism is constantly needed to pick up pollutants carelessly left by others.
The event will honor the memory of Luke Meyers, the GHS student who lost his battle with cancer in 2019. As a board member of the GHS Environmental Action Club and a Bruce Museum Seaside Center volunteer, Luke chose to dedicate his “Make A Wish” gift to the improvement of the world’s environment.
This summer, his concept of an interactive multi-media exhibit on climate change will debut at the Seaside Center.
Volunteers for the event may walk in or may register at [email protected] or https://tinyurl.com/BeachCleanupLiveLikeLuke2021. Check-in will be in the parking lot across from the first concession stand. Buckets and gloves from home will be helpful, however, they will be available on site.
Masks, social distancing and small groups will be necessary.
Community Partners include BYO Greenwich, Friends of Greenwich Point, Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Green & Clean, Greenwich Point Conservancy, Friends of Greenwich Point, Greenwich Shellfish Commission, Live Like Luke, Skip the Straw, Surfrider CT and the Town Parks and Recreation Department.
Luke’s mother, Kerry Meyers, said the following: “Luke’s courage and commitment not only inspired the first beach cleanup, but also spurred multiple cleanup projects worldwide and motivated hundreds to make personal pledges to help the environment. Luke was an inspiration to all who knew him, and he is remembered for his immeasurable kindness, his remarkable creativity, his passion for learning and his determination to effect positive change in the world. His spirit and boundless energy will be with us at Greenwich Point on April 24 and always.”