Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
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The Peconic Estuary Program has a demonstration rain garden at The Big Duck in Flanders. This is a garden with native plants only and we do not use any herbicides. Instead, we weed the garden ourselves and would welcome extra hands to help us with weed removal.
If interested, please e-mail email@example.com to let us know that you’ll be there. We will provide gardening gloves and tools, but we recommend wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty, and please bring water and sun protection.
The rain date for this event will be November 21st at the same time (10 a.m.)
The Peconic Estuary Program is looking for extra help with our rain garden in Riverhead. We will be laying down gravel stones to prevent weeds from growing around our native plants, and would welcome extra hands!
If interested, please arrive at the Riverfront Park by 10 a.m. We recommend that you wear clothes and shoes that would be appropriate for gardening. If you happen to have a wheelbarrow that you wouldn’t mind bringing, please let us know! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us you’ll be there or for any other questions you may have.
Long Island Sound Study is having a Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Work Group meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Hallock State Park Preserve in Riverhead, NY that will focus on beach/dune erosion issues and living shoreline work.
10:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, & Announcements
10:15 AM History and Management of Hallock State Park Preserve
Sue Wuehler, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historical Preservation
Presentation on the history and natural resource management of one of our newest State
parks and LISS Stewardship Sites
10:45AM Beaches & Dunes: A Hazard Guide for Coastal Property Owners
Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant
A discussion of erosion control options for coastal property homeowners
11:15 AM NYS Living Shoreline Guidance Document
Dawn McReynolds, NYSDEC
An overview of the newly released document
11:45 PM Ribbed Mussel Cultivation for Living Shorelines
Barry Udelson, Cornel Cooperative Extension
Presentation on the efforts to grow ribbed mussels for use in living shoreline projects
12:05 PM Living shoreline design and implementation on Long Island
Chris Pickerell/Stephen Schott, Cornell Cooperative Extension
An overview of the ongoing living shoreline projects at Shinnecock Reservation in
Southampton and Widow’s Hole Preserve in Greenport
12:30 PM Lunch: Please plan on bringing your own lunch.
1:00PM Tour of Hallock State Park Preserve
Kevin Kelly, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historical Preservation
2:15 PM Adjourn
Join the Peconic Estuary Program’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee and special guest, Ryan Wallace, for a discussion about harmful algal blooms and how they can affect our health.
Ryan Wallace is a PhD student of Dr. Chris Gobler at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State (NYS) Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are pleased to announce the third round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program. The program is administered by PTNY, in partnership with OPRHP. The Park and Trail Partnership Program is a $500,000 capacity-building matching grants program funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.
The program is designed to:
The Park and Trail Partnership Program is open to organizations whose primary mission is the preservation, stewardship, interpretation, environmental education, maintenance, and/or promotion of a specific New York State park, trail, historic site or public land under the jurisdiction of OPRHP or Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). More on eligibility requirements here.
All final applications must be submitted by December 8, 2017. Award decisions are expected to be announced March 2018. For more information click here.