Ketcham Preserve Cleanup
Press Release Productive May 20 Preserve Clean Up A group of forty students from Amityville Memorial H.S. volunteered to assist the Bay Village Civic Association clean up the Woods Preserve on Saturday, May 20. This hidden gem, on the north side of Merrick Rd. is a well- deserved recipient of their efforts. Although the Village DPW attends to it when needed, there is always more that can be cleared. Efforts are made to be careful and not disturb too much of the natural beauty and animal habitat. Through the cooperation of Jodi Wilsher, advisor to the National Honor Society, as well as members of the BVCA, the students achieved an improvement for the community’s benefit. Also in attendance was Lasheca Lewis, on behalf of NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre. Deputy Mayor Kevin Smith was present with good wishes and congratulations. Following the Preserve Clean-up, all the volunteers proceeded to the H.S. to prune beds and add new plants, as needed. Red was a prominent color in recognition of the school colors. You may have noticed the red and white geraniums, visible from the street, encompassing the electronic sign. Following the completion of their efforts, pizza and refreshments were served in the school lunchroom. The delicious pizza was supplied courtesy of the BVCA and Raimo’s. All agreed it was delicious! Look around the next time you are at the H.S. Everyone hopes you appreciate the landscape improvements.