Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

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Check out these videos produced by the Peconic Estuary Program! Learn about PEP and current efforts to improve fish habitat and reduce nitrogen pollution and stormwater runoff!

Alewife Migration in Grangebel Park Fishway Spring 2019

The Peconic Estuary Program, in coordination with the NYSDEC, Seatuck Environmental Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and the Town of Riverhead monitored the Grangebel Park Fishway during the Spring 2019 Alewife migration season to record the number of Alewife traveling up the Peconic River to spawn in freshwater habitat. See the video for a view of Alewife moving up the fishway and through the camera view!


PEP Talk – Sustainable Fishing with Haskell’s Seafood

Captain Peter Haskell of Haskell’s Seafood tells us how the health of the Peconic Estuary is important for his business and provides sustainable fishing practices that protect our bays for the future.

La Importancia del Estuario Peconic

We created a video in Spanish (with English subtitles) about the importance of the Peconic Estuary. Check it out! Hemos creado un video en español (con subtítulos en inglés) sobre la importancia del estuario Pecónico. ¡Échenle un vistazo!

PEP Talk – National Estuaries Week

PEP Citizen Science

PEP Citizen Science (Español)

A Fly Over the Peconic River

Peconic Estuary Program – Getting to know our estuary!

Alewife at Woodhull Dam

Woodhull Dam, is located on the Little River, a tributary of the Peconic River. This dam currently prevents the largest population of river herring on Long Island from reaching critical spawning habitat.  Approximately 50,000 – 80,000 fish spawn below the dam each year in a stalled effort to reach upstream habitat.

Combatting Nitrogen in the Peconic Estuary

Peconic Estuary Program’s Riverhead Rain Garden

Fish Migration in the Peconic River

Peconic Estuary Program Rain Barrel Day

Peconic Estuary Program’s Focus on The Peconic Estuary


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