One year after her bat mitzvah project garnered a large turnout, teenager Alanna Lipsky is organizing another beach cleanup to help remove trash from Nantasket Beach.
Lipsky started the cleanup as the volunteer aspect of her bat mitzvah last year.
“It worked out well, and my bat mitzvah was beach-themed too,” she said.
“I thought it would be really fitting because I love the beach,” Lipsky said of her choice to organize the cleanup for her service project, “and I noticed there was always so much trash on it and I wanted to do something to help that.”
Lipsky’s family is from Mansfield but has spent summers in Hull for many years. The cleanup drew supporters from both Mansfield and Hull, and the amount of support last year has the Lipskys hoping to make it an annual event.
“We got so many people last time, and it was a really good success,” said Lipsky. “[We’re] hoping it will be the same and even more this year.”
She added that the cleanup “really helped, so we thought it would be really good to do it again to help even more.”
The cleanup will take place May 1, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants should bring their own bags, and then “can do the cleaning and drop their bags on the soft sand by the private beach openings,” explained Dayle Lipsky, Alanna’s mother. The date and time were specifically planned around the tides.
Corey and Rubin Marquez from Emerald Earth Works and Tony Graziano of Graziano Waste and Disposal Services are donating their time to help and will be picking up and disposing of the volunteers’ trash-filled bags.
“Not only are we doing good for the world, but it’s a feel-good day for everybody,” Dayle Lipsky said.