Sandy Point cleanup is Saturday

The New London Day • 9/17/2010

Volunteers, including boat owners, are needed for a cleanup of flood debris on Sandy Point in Stonington, in Westerly and in the Pawcatuck River from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 25.

The cleanup is being led by Dave Prescott, South County coastkeeper for the Westerly office of Save the Bay.

A barge with crew and winch has been reserved to remove lumber and other heavy debris, including derelict boats.

Volunteers should meet at the Barn Island boat ramp in Stonington at 9 a.m. The public is asked to e-mail the location, description and photo if possible of any large objects that need removal to: by Sept. 23.

Another local environmental organization, CUSH, is planning a cleanup of the Mystic River and Stonington harbor in the spring. Send information about items that should be removed to: Gracelyn Guyol, CUSH president,