The Peconic River and Grangebel Park in downtown Riverhead got an Earth Day cleanup today courtesy of the Hyatt Place East End, Long Island Aquarium and Mainstream House.

Volunteers filled the back of a pickup truck with about 15 plastic bags of trash plucked from the river and picked up in the park.

“The Hyatt Place East End is committed to help make our community a place where our colleagues are proud to work, our guests want to visit, our neighbors want to live and others want to invest,” said hotel general manager Steven Shauger.

Hyatt Place East End and the Town of Riverhead provided clean-up supplies for today’s effort, the third annual Earth Day cleanup the hotel sponsored.

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.