, JROTC, Group to Save Goldsmith Inlet, Peconic Bay Shores, Town of Southold, and Suffolk County are ready to come together once again in an effort to restore the natural beauty of Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic!
Goldsmith Inlet Beach Cleanup
Saturday, June 16, 2012
(Rain date: Sunday June 17)
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Over the last several years, Group for the East End has worked with the very supportive surrounding community to clear debris from Goldsmith Inlet. Previous cleanups have attracted 50+ people, and two years ago volunteers filled a 20-yard dumpster with trash collected from the LI Sound Beach and inlet pond.
The annual cleanup has become a tradition, due to the natural geography and tidal activity of the area. These factors make the area extremely prone to marine debris, requiring frequent attention year after year. “The majority of what we find on the beaches are plastics and packaging materials,” said Jenn Hartnagel who is organizing the Goldsmith Inlet Cleanup on June 16. “It speaks to the need for reducing our use of these non-biodegradable materials and recycling as much as possible.”
Cleaning up beaches and other natural habitats is part of Group for the East End’s habitat restoration programs, and helps volunteers get involved to make a positive impact on the local environment. “Cleanups are feel-good community-building experiences and make a real difference, but beach cleanups especially bring to light the problems we face with waste,” said Hartnagel. “Though humans create much of the debris that lands on our shores, we can also be part of the solution.”
To join Group for the East End for the cleanup, please contact Jenn Hartnagel, Environmental Advocate, at 631-765-6450, ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about planting and habitat restoration programs can be found at www.groupfortheeastend.org (Click on “education” and then “planting & habitat restoration”). Group for the East End is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.