Their Earth Day on the riverfront

04/23/2010 12:00 AM |


Jenny Intravia and her 4-year-old daughter, ErinKate, made a day of it.
An Earth Day.
The two woke up early Thursday and trekked down to the Peconic River to mark Earth Day’s 40th anniversary by cleaning garbage from the river. And they weren’t alone.
By coincidence, Sue Reeve of Riverhead eventually joined them, and the determined trio worked together from Atlantis Marine World to Grangebel Park, removing some six bags filled of garbage.
“This is a disgrace,” Ms. Reeve said about 10:30 a.m. “I love Riverhead and this is just a small example of the garbage that has flowed downstream. It has made me almost physically ill to see the filth in the river.”
Ms. Intravia runs a Facebook page called Green Riverhead.
“Make everyday Earth Day,” her shirt read.