April 23rd, 2018
The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking the public’s input on its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, which hasn’t seen updates since it was approved in 2001.
The CCMP is the blueprint for how the program focuses its resources to protect and restore the estuary, which stretches east from the headwaters of the Peconic River and includes several bays, ending at Block Island Sound.
March 9th, 2018
It’s not easy to tell the difference between a blue back river herring and an alewife herring. The sliver of blue scales along the dorsal fin of the blue back herring is just about the only difference between the two.
But telling them apart won’t be a problem much longer—because there won’t be any left.
July 13th, 2017
2017 year marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the National Estuary Program – which occurred when Section 320 was added to the Clean Water Act in a series of amendments in 1987.
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Peconic Estuary Program’s addition to the National Estuary Program. When Riverhead News-Review reporter, Kelly Zegers, came across the 25 year old article written about the occasion, she shared this.
May 31st, 2017
For all you East Enders doing some landscaping this spring, read this first! Consider planting native or “native compatible” plants or installing a rain garden, or rain barrels, and you may be able to get some of your costs reimbursed.
May 27th, 2017
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget takes aim at a number of environmental programs across several agencies, reducing money used to enforce air and water rules and eliminating funding for Long Island Sound and coastal research programs.