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Great South Bay cleanup

Greg Spataro of West Sayville puts wood on

Greg Spataro of West Sayville puts wood on a pile where it waits to be loaded onto a transport barge at the Great South Bay Society's annual cleanup event. (Sept. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

About 100 people, mostly from Amityville and Massapequa, took park in the cleanup, an annual event organized by the Great South Bay Society.

Ana Brice, 35, of Amityville sells T-shirts and
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Ana Brice, 35, of Amityville sells T-shirts and raffle tickets at the Great South Bay Society's cleanup event. Brice's husband, Todd Brice, founded the organization in 2007. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Joe Lagano, left, of Massapequa, teams up with
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Joe Lagano, left, of Massapequa, teams up with Hal Schad, center, and Village Trustee Ed Johnson, right, both of Amityville, to move wood debris at the Great South Bay Society's cleanup. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Volunteers ventured into tall grass and bushes to
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Volunteers ventured into tall grass and bushes to pull out tires, wood and other trash during the Great South Bay Society's cleanup event. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Nicole Brown, 17, a senior at Centereach High
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Nicole Brown, 17, a senior at Centereach High School, peers at a live crab that another volunteer found while collecting garbage during the Great South Bay Society's cleanup. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Ray Spina of Manhattan drags a can of
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Ray Spina of Manhattan drags a can of garbage with one hand while carrying a basketball in the other during the Great South Bay Society's cleanup. Spina was pitching in because he has friends in Amityville and Massapequa, with whom he frequently enjoys boating on the bay. (Sept. 29, 2012)

A barge transports trash found on Great South
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

A barge transports trash found on Great South Bay islands to a marina in Amityville during the Great South Bay Society's cleanup. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Greg Spataro of West Sayville puts wood on
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Greg Spataro of West Sayville puts wood on a pile where it waits to be loaded onto a transport barge at the Great South Bay Society's annual cleanup event. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Volunteers carry pieces of debris from the center
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Volunteers carry pieces of debris from the center of an island to the shore where it is loaded onto barges, and towed back to the marina during the Great South Bay Society's cleanup. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Great South Bay Society co-founders Todd Brice, 36,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Great South Bay Society co-founders Todd Brice, 36, left, Dave Hager, 52, and Mike Babich, 56, stand in front of the two filled trash bins during their organization's cleanup event. Brice and Babich are residents of Amityville; and Hager lives in East Massapequa. (Sept. 29, 2012)

After several hours of clearing trash from islands,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

After several hours of clearing trash from islands, volunteers filled two 30-yard bins during the Great South Bay Society's annual cleanup. (Sept. 29, 2012)

One of the two 30-yard bins is empty
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

One of the two 30-yard bins is empty at the beginning of the Great South Bay Society's annual cleanup, but by the end of the day both bins were filled with garbage. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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