On Monday, April 15th, thirteen members of our church family joined with other adults and youth from area UCC churches to clean up Ontario Beach Park. This event was inspired by the work of a local organization founded by Tammy Bleier, the Plastic Lakes Project which is an off shoot of the larger national Plastic Ocean Project. Tons of plastic are dumped into the earth's water resources every year. It has a devastating impact on our environment.
On that day, despite the raw weather, over 90 pounds of trash was collected off this beach. With Tammy's help, this trash will be sorted and reported, it's source determined and shared with local authorities for consideration of new legislation. The Spencerport team gathered 45 pounds of trash alone. We hope that we can make this an annual UCC event. The health of our beautiful great lake depends on it.
A total of 31 people collected the following:
Total weight: 90 pounds
Total items collected: 1280
Top three items: Foam pieces (127, 9.9%), cigarette butts (126, 9.8%), and plastic pieces (118, 9.2%).
79% of all items collected were plastic or had a plastic component.
See pictures of this effort in the Photo Gallery page.
PENNY JAR NEWS
The proceeds from our monthly Penny Jar collection in March and April were designated for the Center For Youth. This agency was started by kids, for kids, offering counseling, education, shelter and referrals. For May, June, July and August, we will be collecting for the Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee, which supports farm workers and migrant families. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
June/July Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, May 22 (9 am)
(please note that the June and July
newsletter will be a combined one)
Spencerport Ecumenical Food Shelf
The current food needs are: boxed potatoes, Hamburger Helper, rice and shampoo.
Women's Guild Picnic
Will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at 6 pm at the Route 259 Restaurant in Spencerport. We will be choosing off the menu.
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