Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.