Inlet cleanup is one of many community preservation efforts hosted by GFEE

North Forkers Clean Up Goldsmith Inlet

Community members rallied together at the end of September to clean up Goldsmith Inlet. The effort was spearheaded by the Group for the East End, a local organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the local environment through advocacy and education.

“We had about 45 people that turned out from the community, including about 30 JROTC cadets,” said Aaron Virgin, GFEE vice president.

Environmentally conscious North Forkers gathered at the north end of Mill Lane in Peconic to remove trash and other debris from the popular fishing and swimming beach. GFEE provided gloves, bags, and other equipment and supplies to clear the area.

The organization was established in Bridgehampton in 1972 to serve as a community advocate for conservation in response to broad-based community concern about the future development of the region. The group employs a full-time staff of professional planners, natural resource specialists, and environmental educators who bring over 100 years of collective land use, education, and public advocacy experience to the local community.

By Jade Eckardt