Greenport Boy Scout troop cleans up shorefront

03/26/2011 2:00 PM |

Greenport’s Boy Scout Troop 51 joined forces with the North Fork Audubon Society and the North Fork Environmental Council on Saturday morning to clean up the Sound shorefront from Clarks Beach east to Inlet Pond.

Scouts, parents and volunteers braved the bitter cold wind to remove dozens of bags of trash left behind on the beach. In addition to household and picnic trash, the scouts removed tires, plastic containers,  large chunks of Styrofoam and dozens of small plastic bags filled with dog feces.

The litter will be picked up at a later date by the Village of Greenport.

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Thirteen-year-olds Connor Whittle, left, and Nicky Mackey remove a discarded tire from the beach.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Thirteen-year-olds Connor Whittle, left, and Nicky Mackey remove a discarded tire from the beach.

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  • I wrote about the problem years ago in the Suffolk Times,why did it take so long?Will they now keep it clean?

  • You “wrote” about the problem years ago but these boys have actually done something! Now you’re already complaining that they won’t follow up? Why don’t you get out of your armchair and help them?

  • Another keyboard jockey who complains.

    Drop the mouse and go pick up a tire, like the 13 year olds in the photo. When you’re done with that, post a comment.

  • There was also Cub Scouts from Mattituck/Cutchogue Pack 39 there to help. It takes a Community to help keep our beaches clean. Everyone has to do their part.

  • Because Bill lives in Bangkok.