Fight Back Bay Ridge pitches in to clean up Dyker Heights ‘tourist trash’
Fight Back Bay Ridge is fighting back against garbage in Dyker Heights.
Leaders of the grassroots organization have stepped up to volunteer to fan put across their neighboring community of Dyker Heights over the next two weekends to pick up trash tossed by tourists who come to view the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights display.
Sally McMahon, co-founder of Fight Back Bay Ridge, said group member Stephen Pickering came up with the idea for the garbage cleanup and that other members enthusiastically signed up for the mission.
“I remember bringing my children to see the Dyker lights when they were young and how delighted they were. It was a family tradition. It’s grown tremendously and has now brought problems for the homeowners and the neighborhood. So many people are not picking up after themselves. The trash is becoming overwhelming,” McMahon told the Brooklyn Eagle in an email.