Posted by Lisbeth Whitney
A group of Rocky Point Rotarians recently took part in Brookhaven's "Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup" by removing litter along Route 25A. Rotarian Tom Talbot organized the project to coincide with the town's annual clean-up and plant-in. Every spring, individual volunteers and groups join the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest organized cleanup, beautification and community involvement program. Pictured are participating Rotarians Dave Kurtinaitis, Tom Talbot, Betsy Whitney, Bob Badalian and Anne Marie Gianni (not pictured is the photographer, Forrest Dunbar).
Last year, over 2.3 million people in more than 15,000 communities across America volunteered to pick up millions of tons of litter, renew parks, plant community gardens, beautify miles of roadway, and clean up rivers, lakes and seashores in their community, and beyond.  The plant-in takes place on May 15th when groups are invited to identify and plant in areas that need a makeover. To register go to