Startling Statistic: Four Tons of Marine Debris Collected on FI Shores in 2019
In 2019, Island resident Michele Klimczak collected an astounding 8441 pounds of marine debris from the shores of Fishers Island.
Michele is employed by FIConservancy to patrol multiple Island locations (listed below) and clear away marine debris. For example, on Feb. 20, 2019, Michele collected 49 lbs. of debris at the Hay Harbor Club Beach:
Approximately 35 plastic bags sticking out of low tide sand, plastic cups, silverware, containers, bottles, pens, straws, drink stirrers, frisbee, flip flop, mylar and rubber balloons, balloon ribbon, fishing line, string, rope pieces, broken toys, bottle caps, cans, netting, pail, med. Two large plastic pieces, hose/tubing, wire, broken styrofoam and cups, food containers, food/snack/candy wrappers, full bag of green beans, cigar tips, tampon applicators, drink cup lids, plastic gallon jugs.
Locations of FIConservancy Marine Debris Collection:
Latimer Light Beach, Clay Point Road Beaches, South Beach, Race, airport Beaches, Silver Eel Cove, Little Stony, beaches behind Money Pond, Chocomount Beach, South Dumpling Beaches, Dock Beach, Clay Point Road Beaches, beaches before Big Club, Chocomount Cove, Isabella Beach, Grey Gulls, Silver Eel Cove, Holiday House Beaches, Race Rock Beaches, Sanctuary of the Sands, Houghton Beach, South Dumpling Beaches, Little Stony, beach at bottom of Four Corners road, beach at stables, beaches to left of Castle Road, Hay Harbor Club Beach.