Striper Surf Club, Inc.




Established 1951

2008 Beach Clean Up

The Striper Surf Club's 7th Annual Beach Clean Up Saturday April 12, 2008

2008 Striper Surf Club Beach Clean Up and some of it's 53 Volunteers at West End 2 Backside Sunset Beach

The Striper Surf Club, Inc. held it's 7th Annual Beach Clean Up at the Jones Beach State Park, West End north side parking area on Saturday April 12, 2008.  Once again, this year's event was a great success with nearly 53 local volunteers removing debris, and household garbage from our beautiful beaches.  This year's weather although cloudy cooperated long enough to clean the beach and dunes before the rains came!

Everyone left with not only a good feeling about keeping our beaches clean but with a full stomach and a few nice raffle prizes. We would like to also thank all the hard working members of the Striper Surf Club for putting this all together and the NYS Parks Department.

We had representations from several fishing clubs Gateway Striper Club, Mid-Island Surfcasters, High Hill Striper Club, Bayside Anglers Group, LTD., CCA, LIBBA, MSA,and many non-club members. If I left anyone out please forgive us.

Once again we had many contributing tackle sponsors. Please frequent these retailers, guides and tackle shops. They are, Paulie’s B&T of Montauk, Causeway B&T of Wantagh, Kwaks B&T of Wantagh, The Causeway Deli of Wantagh, CCA, LIBBA, Bill Wetzel, Saint Croix, Uncle Josh Pork Rinds, Flex Coat Products, Sunrise Senior Living, Lamiglas, Power Pro Fishing Line,, West End Bait & Tackle, Shark River Surf Anglers, Bayside Anglers group, LTD., Mid Island Surfcasters, Frankie Speyer, Long Island Outdoorsman, UMS, Striper Surf Club members and Families.

The Striper Surf Club, Inc. would like to say Thank You for all your help! Keeping these beaches clean and access open is an important issue to all surf clubs and surf rats. We care about our environment and the people who came to help demonstrated that volunteerism is still alive and well on Long Island. Those who brought their children to the clean up get an extra thank you! You lead by example!  It was also nice to meet & put faces with the folks here on the internet!

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Early morning clean up crews arrive in their cars and trucks. We had over 50 volunteers giving us a hand! Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC member Frank Miale showing off his new rod and reel and the results of casting lessons performed by Greg Nooney (Nice Bird Nest!).

Volunteers gather for early morning coffee and donuts before hitting the beaches. Photo by Steve Knapik

Bayside Anglers Group, LTD. member Karl Pekutus having some early morning coffee. Photo by Steve Knapik

Many of the volunteers scatter along the beach and inlet are looking for trash! Photo by Steve Knapik

Volunteers swaping fish stories during the early morning! Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC Charter Member Al Bentsen with a plastic lawn chair found in the dunes along with a bag of trash. Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC hosting station manned by Tom Cassino. Photo by Steve Knapik

Just one of the several signs found along the beach front. Photo by Steve Knapik

Keeping the area clean.

Matt Stasi picking up the trash! Photo by Steve Knapik

Little "Hemi" sorting out his food! Photo by Steve Knapik

Clean up crews gather need the old construction dock. Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC Past President Les Francis down near the inlet looking for trash. Photo by Steve Knapik

Bayside Anglers Group, LTD member Phil Romano and SSC member Dan Stasi taking a break during the clean up. Photo by Steve Knapik

Matt Stasi with his gag raffle surf rod prize. Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC members Les Francis, George Kourpas, Tom Cassino, Jim Coucoulas and Frank Miale pose for a picture. Photo by Steve Knapik

Just some of the great raffle prizes from our sponsors! Photo by Steve Knapik

Just some of the great raffle prizes from our sponsors! Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC members Frank Milae and Jim Gillette pose for a photo. Photo by Steve Knapik

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