Pre-Blizzard Cleanup at MacNeil Waterfront Promenade, 12.16.20 Started as three volunteers!CPN Board Secretary Mirjana Karcic, cleaning with a smilemirjana!Terry Scarry had no problem finding trashCigarette filters were one of the biggest items of trash found. The filters don’t biodegrade and are toxic. They’re eaten by marine life, and cause them harm (and wind up inside of us, if we’re eating the fish)Mirjana!Fishing line pollution along the waterfront pathMany bottles on the hillside and on the waterfront. We need more trashcans, so people have convenient optionsMike Grittani was walking his dog Rambo, and kindly agreed to stop and help us clean the park!These storm drains lead directly into the East River & Flushing Bay. Trash, cig butts, etc. will degrade and when small enough, will wind up inside the drain and out in our waterways.CPN President Kat CervinoWe climbed down on the rocks to grab plastic pollutionMore plastic, pulled from the rocks Kat!More trash…We need to find a solution to the bloody mess that fishermen often leave behind. Will propose a filet tablevisitors! enjoying nature’s beautyBond, James Bond!This is a great photo op….but we need a new trashcan on the waterfront!This is now CP’s most popular fishing spot.Striped bass – nice catchFishermen tie bags to the rail to lean their fishing rods on…but they don’t remove the plastic. Resident stopped by to say thank you and cleaning is appreciated, he will come and join us next time!Nice view, but I must add area around benches is infested by cigarette buds and tops from beer….We found so many bottle caps along the waterfront path, on the seawall-side of the fenceMike Grittani and Rambo, our CPN mascot for the day!