Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Picking Up Other People’s Trash, Part 2

Let’s face it, Long Island Sound isn’t exactly the wilderness – in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald called it the most domesticated body of salt water in the Western Hemisphere. But there are some places that have the feel of wilderness. Griswold Point, near the mouth of the Connecticut River, is one. The Norwalk Islands qualify as well.

On Friday, July 8, Save the Sound is doing a beach cleanup on one of the islands – Cockenoe – which, if you’re in the mood to pick up trash, will offer a terrific opportunity to see the Sound from a different perspective. The Norwalk Islands are oyster territory and they’re bird territory, and even though boats from Westport and Norwalk are all around, you get a feel for being out on the Sound like at few other places.

Sherrill Baldwin is organizing. A police boat will be the ferry and there’s room for only 8, so if you’re interested, e-mail her.

And while you’re at it, ask her how to pronounce Cockenoe. Terry Backer says Co-KEY-noy, which might be right.


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