Residents Forward hosts clean Green Main Street 2024

Residents Forward hosts clean Green Main Street 2024
Picture of Clean Green Main Street community volunteers (photo credit: Joseph Neumayer TONH)

On Saturday April 13 Residents Forward in partnership with The Town of North Hempstead hosted their annual event Clean Green Main Street at the Port Washington LIRR station.

Residents Forward Executive Director Patricia Class said “Both our Give a Litter Bit and our Clean Green programs aim to reduce a problem that affects us all – litter. Unfortunately, litter can do more than just make a town unattractive. As a waterfront community, we must be aware that debris dropped on our streets can run off into the Bay, tainting our water and harming our marine life. Litter can lead to long-term consequences for our community and our environment”.

To combat this constant problem, Residents Forward conducts regular clean ups, oversees a cigarette butt recycling program, has installed several DIY cleanup stations near our waterfront, and advocates for enhanced street sweeping. Moreover, their Give a Litter Bit campaign asks community members and groups to commit to taking steps to reduce litter, including:

  • Using reusable bags and bottles rather than disposable ones
  • Tying garbage tight so it doesn’t blow around our streets
  • Recycling
  • Picking up litter
  • Joining volunteer efforts to keep Main Street and other areas clean
  • Spreading the word on social media to encourage others

Clean Green Main Street 2024 was made possible by sponsors KISS Beauty Products. Inc., Precision Work, Inc., and Deith Distributing, Inc.

Event sponsor Kiss Beauty Products shares the vision of Residents Forward to reduce the number of cars on our roads and encourage healthy and sustainable transportation.

To further that vision KISS generously donated a brand new bicycle – all who attended Clean Green Main Street had a chance to win.  In the end local student Ashlyn Oviedo rode home on her brand new bicycle.

For more information and to make a donation to Residents Forward visit or email [email protected]


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