Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays


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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, through the Suffolk County Water Authority is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

The complete position description can be viewed and applications can be submitted through the Suffolk County Water Authority website (here).

RFP Opportunity: Meetinghouse Creek Design & Permitting
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 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 or around February 1, 2021 and must be competed no later than December 31, 2022.  The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2020.

PEP and the town of Riverhead have identified the Meetinghouse Creek Wetland as a priority area for habitat restoration. 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. This project RFP was initially posted earlier this year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to be resuming work on this project now! More information on the project and application requirements is available on the NEIWPCC website.

Please contact Emma Gildesgame with any questions about this project. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the NEIWPCC website.

Job Opportunity: Fishers Island Seagrass Management Data Analyst
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition is looking for a short term data analyst contractor; proposals are due 5:00 pm November 30th. See linked Request for Proposals for Professional Data Analyst Services for more information and how to apply.

Shelter Island S.T.O.P Collection Date @ Shelter Island Recycling Center
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
PEP Management Committee Meeting @ Conference Call
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
LIRPC Launches the 2nd Annual Long Island Water Quality STEAM Challenge!
Jan 18 @ 12:15 am – Feb 1 @ 11:45 pm

LIRPC Launches the 2nd Annual Long Island Water Quality STEAM Challenge! 

Help Cultivate and Brainstorm Ways to Better Long Island through the Reduction of Nitrogen Pollution 

What: STEAM Competition – Certificates of Recognition for all Participants, Winners will be Honored

Who:   Long Island Students Grades 6-12

When: Letters of Interest due February 1, 2021

The second-annual STEAM challenge — known as the Long Island Water Quality Challenge — empowers middle school and high school students to design projects that can reduce nitrogen pollution on their school grounds. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, excess nitrogen from aging residential septic systems, fertilizer, storm water runoff, and other sources has deteriorated the quality of surface and groundwater.

The challenge was created by LINAP, a multi-year effort to reduce the amount of nitrogen entering Long Island ground and surface waters. LINAP is overseen by LIRPC, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The challenge is perfect for students working collaboratively in-person or remotely, enabling anyone to participate despite the pandemic—and giving teachers comfort knowing that no matter how this school year evolves, the program easily adjusts.

The Request for Expressions of Interest can be downloaded here.

For more information go to, email or call 516-571-7613.

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