On Sept 1st 2013 The Northeast Aquanauts Dive Club joined efforts with The NYSD & The NYPD to do our part for our dive site. Beach 6th Street in far Rockaway is our clubs home for local shore diving and since SANDY hit Long Island our dive site was in bad shape. Our members cleared over 2000 pounds of sand off the traffic circle and sifted the trash from that sand then properly relocated the sand. We picked up all trash from around the areas street and shorline & 6 Teams of 2 divers each recovered over 100 pounds of fishing line ( MONO ), 150 Pounds of Lead Sinkers, a few rubber tires & many cans and bottles.
The effort took us from 10am to 10pm and we were all tired but, happy with what we accomplished !
I would also like to Thank The NYC Parks Dept for taking away half the trash bags so, the NYC Sanitation Dept didn`t have to collect all of the bags by themselves !
Thanks to our members for a job well done !