Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
2020 brings exciting news for the Peconic Estuary Program – a new name that better reflects the program and a soon-to-be launched revised Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan that includes fresh goals and actions for the next decade.
As a National Estuary Program, the PEP brings together all members of the community – Federal, State and local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, academia and interested members of the public to improve the Peconics through collaboration and the pooling of resources and expertise. Our new name, the Peconic Estuary Partnership, captures the strong partnership that has always been dedicated to restoring clean water, protecting and enhancing vibrant ecosystems, and communicating sound science for nature-based coastal planning in the Peconic Estuary and its watershed.
“With the new decade comes many new changes for the Peconic National Estuary Program. Over the last two years, we have reached out to existing and new partners to rebuild an effective organization that can achieve our water quality, healthy habitats, and community based goals. As we finalize our new Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, the guiding document that will bring us into the next ten years of watershed management in the Peconic Bay Region of Long Island, we are also changing our name to best reflect one of our most important features: partnership. We act together to improve the quality of our waters and the value of our habitats, moving forward as one Peconic community to protect and restore the Peconic Estuary. We are partners in this endeavor. Come, partner with us, and see what we can achieve together over the next 10 years and beyond.” – Joyce Novak, PhD, Director of the Peconic Estuary Partnership
The partnership is looking forward to a new decade of protecting and restoring the Peconics for the health of our water, wildlife and economy on the East End.
Visit our website peconicestuary.org to learn how you can be involved with the partnership and keep an eye out for the launch of the revised management plan.