In the Wrack Line, Long Island Sound
In the Wrack Line, Long Island Sound

International Beach Clean Up Day is Saturday, Sept. 15, and the North Fork Environmental Council is organizing three beach cleanups that day at locations throughout the North Fork. All members of the public are invited to help out. The day kicks off at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by cleanups at Bailie Beach in Mattituck and Truman’s Beach in Orient from noon to 2 p.m. Volunteers from NFEC will be at each location to hand out plastic gloves and garbage bags, or feel free to bring your own. For more information, visit

Group for the East End, Surfrider, and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society are also teaming up for International Coastal Cleanup Day at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. If you would like to lend a helping hand to the is cleanup, contact Christine Tylee at 631-765-6450 x 208 or Bags and gloves are provided. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot at the end of Breakwater Road.

Today, plastic has been found in 62 percent of all sea birds and in 100 percent of sea turtle species. Show your love for our beaches by participating in the world’s largest volunteer effort to create trash-free seas.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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