Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
The Eelgrass Management Plan for the Peconic Estuary was adopted and finalized in June 2009. In an effort to ensure the Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) meets the objectives outlined in the Plan and implements the management actions and action steps detailed in the Plan, the PEP Natural Resources Subcommittee (NRS) has committed to track its implementation. The NRS develops and submits an annual Implementation Progress Reports (IPRs) to the Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) Management Committee. This ensures proper accounting and tracking of implementation progress and provides an adaptive and timely mechanism for notifying the Management Committee of new priorities, needs, and recommendations. The following is a brief assessment of actions taken from June 2009 to June 2010.