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The Peconic Estuary Program, a partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizens and environmental groups, businesses, and academic institutions, brings attention to the Peconic Estuary and its complicated and unique ecosystem and offers techniques to protect it. On Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m., Jenna Schwerzmann of the Peconic Estuary Program presents a lecture on the Homeowners’ Rewards Program as part of Friday Night Dialogues at Shelter Island Library. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of ‘Triva Night’ at the library.
Think you’re smart? Now’s your chance to prove it!
The mid-winter, blues-busting “Trivia Night: Battle of the Brains” returns to the library’s Friday Night Dialogues on February 24 — 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room — a perfect antidote to the daunting days of winter when the days are short and sunlight is sparse. (more…)
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Shelter Island students explored Coecles Harbor Friday in ‘A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ program. As student Ray Karen takes measurements of the tides from shore, United States Geological Survey staffer Brendan McCarthy (facing the shoreline) leads three other students (backs to camera, l-r) Melissa Frasco, Lucio Martinez and Elizabeth Larsen in taking water measurements.
Some young Shelter Island citizen scientists agreed a field trip Friday to Ram’s Island gave them a better understanding of the place they call home. (more…)
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At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
Elected officials from the state, county and town, along with representatives of environmental organizations, gathered on the lawn of Sylvester Manor September 23 for a ground breaking of a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system.
The “clean water system,” developed by Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is unique to Suffolk County. It will be operational by April 2017, according to Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development. (more…)
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Voters could be deciding in November whether to allow up to 20 percent of Community Preservation Fund revenues to be used for water quality projects rather than land acquisition. (more…)