Today, City Council member Chaim Deutsch partnered with the Parks Department Marina Operations, the Department of Sanitation, and the Department of Environmental Protection to remove an overturned boat that has been an eyesore in Sheepshead Bay since Superstorm Sandy.
This is part of a larger effort to clean the Bay. After heavy rainfalls, garbage and debris from the streets get into the Bay, and sits there until cleaned up. Over the summer, Deutsch assembled teams of volunteers to clean the neighborhood, including the Bay.
“The removal of the overturned boat today, as well as our consistent and long-term efforts to improve the cleanliness of our streets overall, are just some of the steps I have taken to enhance the quality of life for residents in the 48th Council District,” said Deutsch. “There is still plenty of work to be done, and community partnership plays an important role in making lasting improvements.”
According to a press release from Deutsch, he has allocated over a million dollars to cleanup efforts. Deutsch has also secured the purchase of two street sweepers, and new salt spreaders for the district. He has also directed funding to go towards corner wastebasket pickups in commercial areas throughout the neighborhood.
“We are always grateful to Councilman Deutsch for his on-going attention to environmental matters. The over-turned boat in Sheepshead Bay has been an eyesore for years and we are happy to see its removal,” said Judy Baron, president of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, and Vice Chair of the Interstate Environmental Commission.
Last month we reported on the pollution in the Bay, and the concern it has been causing. Deutsch is taking clear steps to fix the problem and clean the Bay up for everyone to enjoy.