Each Spring, the CHCA organizes a clean-up of the Mill Pond and Centerport Harbor in order to maintain our waterways and shorelines as viable and healthy ecosystems.

Many thanks to the over 70 volunteers who joined us on April 17th for our most successful clean-up ever!

We welcomed entire families, members of the Harborfields HS Environmental Club, Girl Scout Troop 688, members of two local Boy Scout Troops, NYS Senator Jim Gaughran, Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Legislative Aide Michele Martines. One lovely couple even brought coffee and donuts for everyone! When the clean-up was concluded, dozens of bags of garbage were collected for Town pick-up.

This morning, our shorelines are infinitely cleaner because of the efforts of our selfless volunteers!


Volunteers sign in for the CHCA Annual Clean-up.
Each group was provided trash bags and assigned an area to clean.
NYS Senator Jim Gaughran (center) came by to lend his support. He is pictured here with (l2r) CHCA Board Emeritus Stan Wertheimer, Board member Judy White, CHCA VP George Pullis, Board member and Clean-up organizer Anne Wesp, and CHCA Co-Presidents Tom & Catherine Knight.
Town of Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson signed in to lend a hand.
Family groups spread along the Mill Pond shore cleaning up all manner of debris.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Associate Pastor Collins attended to bless the harbor and the clean-up volunteers.
Volunteers, young and old, pitched in to clean the harbor and pond.
Girl Scout Troop 688 cleaned an area north of the Mill Dame Bridge and found a shovel and backpack along with lots of bottles.
Rob and Liz Schwartz, avid eagle photographers, mobilized the Bald Eagles of Centerport group to help with the clean-up.
Some of the volunteers and just a few of the many bags of garbage collected on April 17th.
Many thanks to everyone who gave of their time and, in some cases sacrificed their shoes, to make this year’s clean-up day such a success!