The First Annual SpruceUp Bay Shore was a huge success, thanks to the many volunteers who came out to give our community its spring cleaning!
Residents, neighbors, businesses, landscapers, service organizations and students showed up in full force–over 250 strong–to weed, clip, trim, sweep, paint, clean, plant, dig and clean!
Here are just some of the amazing projects completed during SpruceUp 2012:
-The Reflection Garden on Main Street was weeded and cleaned by members of the Bay Shore Garden Club
-The Train Station property was weeded, trimmed and cleaned by the National Service Honor Society, Bay Shore Girls’ Lacrosse and Track Teams, and community volunteers.
-The garden beds at the Long Island GLBT Center on Park Avenue were cleared of weeds, trimmed, and planted with new flowers by a team of volunteers lead by Jeffrey De Petro
-The Neighborhood Entry Garden at Abrew and Brook was reclaimed by area neighbors, the Service Honor Society, with help from the Town of Islip Department of Public Works.
-Main Street was cleaned of litter; tree surrounds were weeded and cleaned, and graffiti was removed by members of the Service Honor Society as well as community volunteers.
-Dr King’s Park on Main Street (The Bandshell) received a thorough weeding and mulching by the Service Honor Society and the girls’ Lacrosse and Track teams.
-Drew Patrick Spa created new gardens around their business on Main Street and re-paved their parking area for a fresh appearance.
-A pedestrian plaza on Park Avenue was weeded, swept and cleaned of graffiti by the Service Honor Society
-Overgrown areas on Fifth Avenue, Union Boulevard, and many other roadway medians around town were trimmed and cleaned by Sit Back and Relax Landscaping.
-Medians at Windsor and Union were weeded and planted with new landscaping by Once Upon a Garden
-Areas along Union Boulevard in West Bay Shore were cut and cleaned by landscapers Greg Proce, Tom Piccirelli and Mike Falconer
-The open space and medians near Bay Shore High School were dramatically cleaned up and landscaped by the Bay Shore High School grounds crew, volunteers and students.
-First Baptist Church members joined together to clean up and beautify the grounds of their church.
-Sagtikos Manor and its lovely grounds received a spring cleaning by the Friends of the Manor Gardens organization.
-The Gibson Mack Holt House had many improvements completed including new fencing and signage by the Bay Shore Historical Society.
-The owner and staff of the Long Island Eagle completed many improvements to its facade and property.
-Neighbors in Brightwaters Farms and South Penataquit organized litter patrols, led by Holly Ram and Julia Fleischer.
-A new neighborhood entry garden was completed in the Oakwood Park area by volunteer Jeffrey Peterkin
-The Gardens and Grounds at the Bay Shore Middle School were cleaned up and cleared of litter by the Bay Shore Middle School Pride Patrol.
-Graffiti was cleaned up from public spaces and over 16 major corridors all over Bay Shore by Citysolve, and paid for by Bay Shore Beautification Society.
-The Bay Shore Fire Department cleaned up and trimmed medians around the Fifth Avenue Fire House.
-The Town of Islip literally cleared the way for new gardens to be installed at the Bay Shore Train Station by removing the old, overgrown landscaping.
-National Grid completed the installation of beautiful gardens on their property at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Union Blvd.