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The PEP Blog

Helpful articles and information from around the Estuary.

Pollinators Galore in Peconic-Friendly Gardens

As the Outreach Assistants for PEP, Adelle and I recently visited Peconic Estuary Program’s demonstration native plant garden at the Big Duck in Flanders. We were mentally prepared to hand-pull a lot of weeds that day but were pleasantly surprised to find not just a lack of weeds, but our native plants in full bloom! […]

By Jenna Schwerzmann

Terrapin Turtle Day at Jamaica Bay

PEP has started its second season monitoring the diamondback terrapins on the East End of Long Island. Our terrapin interns, Kaitlin and Noah, are monitoring terrapin activity at Northwest Harbor County Park in Sag Harbor so we can begin understanding this species’ population and habitat out on the East End. The terrapin interns and I […]

By Jenna Schwerzmann

PEP Talk – Alewife

Welcome back to PEP Talk! This month we discuss the history of alewife and the reasons behind our restoration efforts. Also, learn how we’re celebrating World Fish Migration Day!

By Jenna Schwerzmann

I upgraded my septic system! Part III: The Clean-up

This four-part blog chronicles the experience of one participant in the Suffolk County Septic Demonstration Program for Advanced/Alternative On-site Wastewater Disposal Systems.

By The Peconic Estuary Program

EcoFlo Innovative Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment System installation.

I upgraded my septic system! Part II: The Install

This four-part blog chronicles the experience of one participant in the Suffolk County Septic Demonstration Program for Advanced/Alternative On-site Wastewater Disposal Systems.

By The Peconic Estuary Program

PEP Talk – Habitat Restoration

 Welcome back to PEP TALK! This month we explore habitat restoration projects in the Peconic Estuary!

By The Peconic Estuary Program

PEP Talk – Plastics

 This month our PEP Talk discusses plastics, the plastic bag law and a DIY reusable bag tutorial!

By The Peconic Estuary Program

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