Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays


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Call for Applications: Meetinghouse Creek Engineering Design Services
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm

NEIWPCC and the Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) invite proposals from contractors to complete engineering designs and permitting for a habitat restoration project at Meetinghouse Creek in Riverhead NY. The project is anticipated to start on August 31, 2020 and must be competed no later than July 31, 2022.

PEP and the town of Riverhead have identified the Meetinghouse Creek Wetland Construction project as a priority habitat restoration project. In 2019, the Conceptual Design for the site recommended the construction of a 1.2 acre wetland to manage stormwater runoff. When completed, the project will manage stormwater flow and stormwater-derived pollutants, improving water quality and wetland plant and wildlife biodiversity.

The current request is for services to develop complete engineering designs based on the conceptual design and to secure all necessary permits so this project is shovel-ready. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020.

Proposals must be submitted by no later than 12:00 PM EST (noon) on April 30, 2020. No late submissions will be considered. Applicants must submit their proposals electronically through the NEIWPCC website. Award notification to applicants is expected by May 22, 2020.

To apply and for more information follow this link to the Request for Proposals on the NEIWPCC website.


LIRPC Request for Proposals: Long Island Quality of Water Integrated Data System (LIQWIDS)
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm

The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is inviting proposals from qualified candidates to provide direct assistance, coordination, and administration for the Long Island Quality of Water Integrated Data System (LIQWIDS) project. 

Access to Long Island-related water quality data is vital to local and state officials for making important resource management and regulatory decisions. At present, this data exists in various forms and with different degrees of accessibility. Data collected by federal, state, and local government agencies are mostly publicly available; however, not all are readily accessible via an electronic database/repository that can be remotely queried. The Long Island Quality of Water Integrated Data System (LIQWIDS) is a multifaceted system, designed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which provides a custom, map-based user interface for sharing ambient water quality data in a format that allows local stakeholders to visualize their data along with all other available data. The stakeholders include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), LIRPC, officials from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, USGS, South Shore Estuary Reserve, Peconic Estuary Program, Long Island Sound Study, environmental groups, academic institutions, water quality monitoring groups and other interested parties.

LIQWIDS has been designed to link to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Quality Portal, which is a repository for data submitted through the Water Quality Exchange (WQX). WQX is the mechanism for data partners to submit water monitoring data for public dissemination. The Water Quality Portal is the mechanism for anyone to retrieve water monitoring data from EPA WQX.

In coordination with the LIRPC and the NYSDEC, the consultant will provide direct assistance along with overall coordination, administration and short and long-term planning for assisting entities with preparing their water quality data for uploading to EPA’s WQX.

The RFP and appendices can be downloaded here. Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020.  Any late proposals will not be considered.

Requests for information pertinent to the preparation and submission of proposals and the procurement process are to be emailed to:  Elizabeth Cole, Deputy Executive Director, no later than May 25, 2020.  Responses to inquiries will be posted on the LIRPC website within five business days of receipt of the inquiry.

PEP Offices Closed & In-Person Activities Postponed @ Peconic Estuary Partnership
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 11:00 pm

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the PEP offices are closed and all in-person meetings, events and activities are postponed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. PEP staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email.

As always, we will continue to share information about the Peconic Estuary through our digital platforms.

Thank you for your attention and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Stay safe and be well.


Peconic Estuary Partnership

Shelter Island S.T.O.P Collection Date @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
PEP Management Committee Meeting @ Conference Call
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Our next Peconic Estuary Partnership Management Committee (PEP MC) Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 8th through a conference call* 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Zoom Conference Call Information

Click the below link to the Join Zoom Meeting through your computer:

Meeting ID: 805 999 111

Or call in on your phone

+1 646 876 9923

Access Code: 805999111#

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Click here for the Management Committee Meeting agenda and meeting materials.

During the call we will be discussing and voting on the FFY 2020 Budget & Workplans, please review the documents prior to the conference call.

For your information please review NEIWPCC’s Memorandum: Revisions to Guiding Principles Documents.

Hope to see you all there!

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*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) has determined that all in-person meetings, events and activities are to be postponed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The PEP Office will be closed to the public. PEP staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email. Please stay safe and let us know if you have any questions!

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Shelter Island S.T.O.P Collection Date @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
PEP Technical Advisory Committee Meeting @ Maxine S. Postal Auditorium- Riverhead County Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
PEP Policy Committee Meeting @ Maxine S. Postal Auditorium- Riverhead County Center
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
East Hampton S.T.O.P. Collection Day @ East Hampton Recycling Center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Riverhead S.T.O.P. Collection Date @ Riverhead Highway Yard
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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