My idea to transform Long Island may be small, but I believe that the outcome would be great ["Transform Long Island," Editorial, April 12].

The $550 million in state economic development funds should be spent on collecting a large group of unemployed men, women and teens to clean up Long Island. Creating this job for those who are unemployed would help the economy and the environment.

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If more people cleaned up, the citizens of Long Island would live in a cleaner environment with less pollution.

Emma Flahive, Glen Cove