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Volunteers Clean Up North End Beaches of Assateague Island

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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Volunteers are still picking up the pieces in other areas of Delmarva, also wracked by Superstorm Sandy in late-October.

"It's hard to imagine a storm can do this damage," said Amy Cooper, a Coastal Stewards volunteer.

The clean-up from Sandy continues. Volunteers from all over have come to the north end of Assateague Island to help clean up debris that was left behind from the storm.  From Maryland to Virginia and everywhere in between, Assateague felt the wrath of the superstorm.         

A month ago, water covered the island and local leaders admit that restoration will be a long process.     

"It's in the stages of being cleaned up," said Bill Justice, Assateague Mobile Sportsfishermen's Association president. "Down south, they sustained terrible damage and on the north end, we're just now getting our fingers into what happened."

Justice and his team, along with Assateague Park volunteers and the Coastal Stewards took it upon themselves to return the island to its form before Sandy.  

"This place is so pristine.  We want to keep it that way for future generations," said Justice.

"This place is pretty much my second home," said Cooper. "I'm here almost everyday in the summer helping out and I just really wanted to help out and clean up our beaches that I love a lot."

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