Area Beaches Closed Due to Pollution

16 Jun, 2014

By Joyce Newman, Environmental Reporter

 


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The Health Department closed 10 Long Island Sound beaches in Westchester County on Saturday, June 14. Storm water from recent rains carries sewage into water near these beaches. Old sewers continue to be overwhelmed each time there is significant rainfall.


The 10 beaches that were closed are: Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck and Hudson Park in New Rochelle, and Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, Shore Acres and Orienta Club in Mamaroneck; Echo Bay Club, Davenport Club, and Greentree Club in New Rochelle; and Coveleigh Club in Rye.


Save the Sound– the nonprofit watchdog group– posts beach closing alerts each weekend morning and on holidays on their website, Green Cities Blue Waters.  They also post it on their Facebook page and on Twitter (@savethesound).


You can also sign up for email alerts here. Check their site for more information about why some beaches are shut down and others aren’t.
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