Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

PEP Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

August 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
SCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
20 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901

This is a special joint Peconic Estuary Program TAC/Water Quality Monitoring leads working session to provide your input and ideas on two critical elements of the Peconic Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Strategy.

The working session will be held:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center

20 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

This meeting will be held in place of our regularly scheduled PEP Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting.

Agenda topics:

  1. Communicating water quality monitoring results

An important task in developing the PEP Partners Water Quality Monitoring Strategy is to identify effective ways to communicate results of the Strategy to both technical audiences and the interested public.  CoastWise Partners will provide an overview of reporting methods currently used by the Peconic water quality-related monitoring programs and present some examples of graphics that convey progress towards goals which are currently being used by coastal programs in other parts of the US.  We will be asking for your input and ideas on effective communication tools that could be used to report progress towards PEP CCMP water quality-related objectives.

  1. Tracking progress towards draft CCMP water quality-related Objectives

The second agenda item will focus on:

  • Identifying how data from existing water quality monitoring programs can be used to track progress towards draft CCMP Objectives;
  • Identifying information gaps in the existing programs that will need to be filled to allow tracking of progress toward draft CCMP Objectives; and
  • Determining what steps may be needed to fill identified gaps (additional monitoring efforts; increased coordination between monitoring programs; more frequent data analysis and interpretation; etc).

CoastWise Partners will be providing a draft summary document, Worksheets for use at the workshop, and initial draft recommendations prior to the workshop.

We look forward to your continued engagement with these important element of the PEP Water Quality Monitoring Strategy.  If you have any questions prior to the workshop, please contact Gerold Morrison ( or Holly Greening (

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