The bucolic coastline at the foot of MacNeil Park in College Point was the recipient of some much needed TLC as members and volunteers of the Coastal Preservation Network had a Family Earth Fair last Saturday to do some shoreline cleanup, bring attention to Earth’s bounty and just plain have fun.

Top left, kayaks for getting on the water were a feature provided by the CPN.

Top right, the Girl Scouts of St. Fidelis Church in College Point ready for the big cleanup.

Center left, fearless 5-year-old College Point resident Lesley Serpas holds a dragon she liked enough to name Albert. Second from left, CPN President James Cervino describes paramecium and plankton samples he brought from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Second from right, 6-year-old Whitestone resident Michael Cerchiara looks at samples of the same substances brought by the institute. Right, a fair attendee holds a corn snake that the Alley Pond Environmental Center showed at the event.

Above, Cido the Clown was on hand with magic tricks and games.

Clockwise from the top left of the bottom right corner: 6-year-old Isabella Grajales of College Point poses for a pic in her high-fashion jacket; Tegan Castro, 9, checks out samples of plankton and paramecium; Mike Kravitz wrestles a huge Styrofoam block; and Allana Vigliotti, 7 of College Point, grimaces with her garbage muck in hand.

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