With over 160 miles of shoreline and nearly 50 major tributaries off the Long Island Sound and Peconic Bay, has a lot of beach.
Which is why John Betsch, head of Southold Voice — a non-profit organization of waterfront property owners and others interested in the use and preservation of North Fork waterfront — has teamed with the Town of Southold for a first-annual town-wide beach clean-up this coming weekend.
On June 16 and 17, any resident of Southold can bring any shore-laden debris to drop spots in town listed below, where town workers will remove the debris and take it to the in Cutchogue. The transfer station will also be available for residents to drop debris free of charge during those two days.
Items from plastic bottles to tires and tree limbs to dock pieces can be found littered across Southold Town beaches throughout the year, the result of tidal action, storms or simple neglect. Debris from this clean-up (bagged or loose) will be identified by a label to distinguish it from other normal trash, according to Betsch. The timing of this clean-up in mid-June is ideal, he said, taking place right after the spring brush clean-up but before the summer season really kicks in.
“Southold’s shoreline is a major asset to this town and should be cared for analogous to what is done for all other property throughout town during the spring and fall clean-ups,” Betsch said.
Interested in participating? Call John Betsch at 631-655-7255 or email johnbetsch@SoutholdVOICE.com. Find more information at SoutholdVOICE.com.
Shoreline Clean-Up Drop Spots:
Indian Neck Road
Sound Drive (67 Steps)