Jr Program Launches First Annual Sarah Meyer Beach Cleanup

5/12/2019

Before the start of the Alfred Roosevelt Regatta, parents, children and even a few Commodores took to the shores, armed with gloves and garbage bags, participating in the First Annual Sarah Meyer Beach Cleanup. The event, held in honor of the late Sarah Meyer and spearheaded by the Junior Sailing Program, is sure to be the first of several initiatives to keep the shores of Seawanhaka clean.

The desire to Go Green does not stop there! The Environmental Sub Committee, founded earlier this year, has already launched several programs designed to lessen the carbon footprint of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. For example, all lightbulbs on campus have been replaced with LED bulbs. The Administration office has begun offering an “opt-out of paper mailings”. Food and Beverage has committed to reducing single-use plastics and non-recyclable products by supplementing recyclable, compostable items. Even the Boatyard has joined the bandwagon. Last week, a collaboration of members and staff erected an osprey nest platform on the beach. Two birds have since taken up residence.