Volunteers needed for annual John “Jay” Bonfatti shoreline cleanup

In honor of our late News colleague John “Jay” Bonfatti, Guild members will once again participate in the annual Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Spring Shoreline Sweep.

The Shoreline Sweep will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25.

Every year, Guild members help clean up the Ohio Street Boat Launch and Father Conway Park in the city’s historic First Ward in honor of Bonfatti, a reporter who died in 2008. He loved the outdoors and believed strongly in caring for the environment.

Here are some guidelines:

1. Volunteers are expected to dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own water.

2. Please arrive on time. Site Captains will be greeting volunteers from no earlier than 9:30 a.m. or later than 10:30 a.m.

3. Guild members are encouraged to bring responsible children, but they must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Oh, and did we mention there’s an afterparty?

Please email Ellen Przepasniak by April 15 to volunteer.