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Thousands Of Volunteers Help To Clean More Than 50 Long Island Locations, Joined By Billy Joel In Oyster Bay

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined hundreds of local residents, including singer Billy Joel, and other elected officials Saturday to personally clean up the shoreline off Oyster Bay Harbor.

Cuomo, along with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, attended the cleanup event at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. …The event, sponsored by the town, Oyster Bay Power Squadron, North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and Friends of the Bay, was part of a worldwide series of International Coastal Cleanup Day events.

…”I am a resident, and I love this area, and I want to make sure it is a healthy fishery,” said Joel, a town resident who grew up in Hicksville.

Thousands of volunteers helped clean beaches and waterways at more than 50 Long Island locations, including Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park and Bay Shore, as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s worldwide effort to keep beaches and waterways clean.

Read more at Newsday.

Photo credit: Jeremy Bales | Billy Joel speaks to fellow volunteers participating in the 20th annual Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup. (Sept. 21, 2013)