Today, we mourn the passing of private citizen, teacher, activist, co-founder and past president of the North Fork Environmental Council, a long-time Suffolk Times columnist and devoted family man, Paul Stoutenburgh.
Over the decades, Paul’s voice, his written words and his actions, and those of his wife, children and grandchildren have helped to shape, share and protect what makes the North Fork so special and precious. He let us see and feel the special beauty of what we have here on the North Fork through not only his eyes but his heart. He helped us see what he saw, hear what he heard and revel in the beauty and wonder of nature he so loved.
Paul Stoutenburgh was a special man who played an important role in our community for many years. He will be missed but the man and the lessons he taught us will not be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
The NFEC Board of Directors