Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays


Watch these videos to see the Peconic Estuary in action and our initiatives come to life.

Introducción a la Pesca: Parte 2 (Fishing 101 Part Two)

Aquí estamos con otro video educativo sobre la pesca en español gracias a nuestra asistente de educación y divulgación, Adelle Molina. La Asociación del Estuario Peconic creó estos videos en español para ayudar a compartir información importante sobre el uso de nuestros recursos acuáticos de manera segura, legal y sostenible. Nuestro primer video cubrió la logística de la pesca en agua salada en Long Island. En este video, brindamos algunos consejos, discutimos lo que se debe y lo que no se debe hacer durante la pesca, y compartimos algunos recursos e ideas para recetas de pescado. Resulta que teníamos demasiada información sobre la pesca que queríamos compartir con ustedes, así que decidimos convertirla en una serie de tres videos. Estén atentos para la tercera y última entrega que llegará a finales del verano. Disfruta y pesca con felicidad.

We are back to share another Spanish fishing education video with our Education and Outreach Assistant, Adelle Molina.  The Peconic Estuary Partnership created these videos in Spanish to help share important information about using our aquatic resources safely, legally, and sustainably.  Our first video covered the logistics of saltwater fishing on Long Island. In this video, we give some fishing tips, discussed what you should and should not do while fishing, and shared some resources and ideas for fishy recipes.  It turns out that we had too much information about fishing that we wanted to share with you, so we decided to make it into a three-part video series. Stay tuned for the third and final installment coming later this summer. Enjoy and happy fishing.

Peconic Estuary Partnership – A New Plan, A New Decade

Partners of the Peconic Estuary Partnership share why PEP’s new management plan will guide crucial work towards a brighter future as we all work together. Our partnership is our greatest tool to help us achieve our mission of protecting and restoring the Peconic Estuary and its watershed. Special thanks to our partners who shared their thoughts in our video (in order of appearance):

Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive
Alison Branco, Ph.D., Director of Coastal Programs, The Nature Conservancy, New York
Katie Petronis, Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources, NYSDEC
Mike Bottini, Wildlife Biologist, Seatuck Environmental Association
John Pavacic,  Former Executive Director, Central Pine Barrens Commission
Matthew Sclafani, Ph.D., Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County & PEP Technical Advisory Committee Chair
Jim Gilmore, Director, Division of Marine Resources, NYSDEC
Byron Young, Retired Fisheries Biologist, NYSDEC
Fred Thiele, New York State Assemblyman
Aisha Sexton-Sims, Ph.D., Chief, State Revolving Fund Program Section, Water Division, Region 2 U.S. EPA & Former PEP Management Committee Chair
Pete Lopez, Former Regional Administrator, Region 2 U.S. EPA
Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town Supervisor
John Bouvier, Southampton Town Councilman
Ed Romaine, Brookhaven Town Supervisor
Javier Laureano, Ph.D., Director, Water Division, Region 2 U.S. EPA & PEP Policy Committee Chair
Al Krupski, Suffolk County Legislator, District 1
Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator, District 2

Introducción a la Pesca (Fishing 101 Part One)

¿Disfrutas la pesca? ¿O quieres empezar a participar en esta divertida actividad? Este video en español da una introducción a los entresijos legales y logísticos de la pesca en Long Island. Esta es la primera parte de dos videos que compartiremos. Esté atento para la segunda parte, donde discutiremos cómo ser un pescador ecológico, daremos algunas FAQ sobre la pesca e incluso destacaremos especies locales increíbles.

Do you enjoy fishing? Or want to begin doing this fun activity? Check out our Fishing 101 video in Spanish about the legal and logistical ins and outs of fishing on Long Island. This is part 1 of two videos we will be sharing. Keep an eye out for part 2 where we will discuss how to be an environmentally conscious fisher, give some cool fishing FAQs, and even highlight some awesome local species.

Estuary Day! “Climate Change, Water Quality, Habitats & Wildlife – Get Involved with the Peconic Estuary Partnership”

Watch this PEP presentation to learn about the projects we do and how you can get involved. During National Estuaries Week, we celebrate Estuary Day with Long Island Sound Study and South Shore Estuary Reserve to bring awareness to the work that we do as the Estuary Programs on Long Island and how you can get involved with our work to protect and restore our natural resources and treasured ecosystems.

Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program Workshop

Suffolk County presents a workshop on the Septic Improvement Program at PEP’s August 2020 Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting. Learn what the program entails, how to apply, and feel equipped to take the next steps in upgrading your cesspool or septic system for cleaner water quality.


Long Island Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring Workshop

Training citizen scientists for terrapin monitoring and habitat protection. June 2020 Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting co-hosted with Seatuck Environmental Association and Dr. Russell Burke of the Jamaica Bay Terrapin Project of Hofstra University. Click here for the Diamondback Terrapin Watch online survey to record your sightings of terrapins and evidence of their activity.


Native Plant Gardening For Better Water Quality

May 2020 Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting co-hosted with Group for the East End, with guest speaker Rusty Schmidt, President of Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI). Click here for native plant resources from LINPI.


Seagrass Bio-optical Model for the Peconic Estuary

Understanding the threats for eelgrass and suitable areas for its restoration.


Alewife Migration in Grangebel Park Fishway Spring 2019 & 2020

The Peconic Estuary Partnership, 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 and 2020 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 Partnership – 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 Partnership’s Riverhead Rain Garden

Fish Migration in the Peconic River

Peconic Estuary Partnership Rain Barrel Day

Peconic Estuary Partnership’s Focus on The Peconic Estuary

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