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Great Brookhaven Cleanup is coming

The Town of Brookhaven’s fourth annual Great Brookhaven Cleanup will be held on April 16, Supervisor Mark Lesko has announced.

The event - part of a national drive to beautify communities, organized by Connecticut-based Keep America Beautiful - has attracted more than 4,000 town residents in each of the previous years. Past efforts have resulted in the collection of more than 80 tons of waste.

A follow-up event, the Great Brookhaven Plant-In — an effort to renew parks and plant community gardens — will be held on June 4, town officials said.

“Keeping Brookhaven clean is everyone’s responsibility, so we should all chip in,” said Councilman Tim Mazzei.

More than 15,000 communities - and more than 2.4 million volunteers - participated in Keep America Beautiful’s cleanup events last year, officials said. The events happen in March, April and May.

Information about volunteering is available at the Town of Brookhaven website or 631-451-6260.

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