BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson,
director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the
proceeds from this year’s race.
One hundred and four participants paddled competitively in the fifth annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, September 8. The 19-mile course around Shelter Island started and ended at Wades Beach, with kayaks, paddleboards, surf skis, OC1-OC6, coastal rowers and prone boards all represented.
The race was launched at 8:30 a.m. after a prayer was sung by members of the Shinnecock Nation, asking Gitche Manitou, or Great Spirit, to bless the racers. (more…)
HALSEY QUINN PHOTO
Like a monster staggering in a nightmare, this tree, like so many on the Island, has been totally covered by a destructive, invasive plant species.
Many properties on the Island welcome a form of privacy from thick vegetation at the edges of property lines.
Unfortunately, this naturally occurring screening is often made up of invasive species that have taken over many parts of the Island. (more…)