Limpia Doesn’t like It Dirty

Photo: Angel Acevedo.
Photo: Angel Acevedo.

Clean water is so much better than the alternative. A local non-profit organization, LIMPIA was established to further the cause of clean water in the ocean, bays, lakes and ponds on Long Island’s East End, which (unfortunately) are in far worse shape than I think many of us realize.

LIMPIA raises funds in support of clean water initiatives throughout the East End to protect water quality in these bodies of water — where we swim, surf and fish — and engages with existing environmental groups and regional government in an effort to create permanent solutions to this pressing problem.

Limpia Founder Luke Weil (3rd from left) with Board Members Jason Beckman, Leilani Bishop, and Sian Gordon. Photo: LIMPIA.

Limpia Founder Luke Weil (3rd from left) with Board Members Jason Beckman, Leilani Bishop, and Sian Gordon. Photo: LIMPIA.

Says Founder Luke Weil, “There is certainly cause for concern: bodies of water throughout the East End, as our testing regime has shown, have suffered from a growing population matched with antiquated infrastructure and regulatory statute, and indeed, many are in danger. However, we’ve seen more recently a growing awareness around this issue which has galvanized some support at a political and grassroots level.”

How do you get involved? Come party.

Saturday, July 23rd at Moby’s in Amagansett, dinner kicking off at 6PM, followed by drinks/dancing at 9PM. For more intel on a good time for a good cause, check the event link.