Education and outreach are important core objectives of the Peconic Estuary Program. An educated, informed citizen base is key to the success of many of our endeavors. We encourage citizens to play an active role in the PEP by supporting, promoting and participating in efforts to protect the estuary system both as individuals and collectively as wise stewards of our treasured public resources. The PEP has, and will continue to, offer numerous education opertunities to interested citizens of all ages. We also encourage all who have an interest in the Peconics to join the PEP Citizens Advisory Committee. This committee plays a part in the PEP Management Conference and continues to develop the broad-based support needed to ensure that estuary program actions are successfully carried out into the implementation phase.