Next week is National Estuaries Week, and the Peconic Estuary Program is celebrating by holding a conference next Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Atlantis Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.
The free day-long conference, titled “a call to action,” will include a discussion of community water quality projects with Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca, a tour and discussion of the innovative Riverhead Sewer District irrigation project at the Indian Island Golf Course and a panel discussion between the East End’s town supervisors on water quality issues, moderated by State Assemblyman Fred Thiele.
The conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the general public, but meals and transportation to the golf course are the responsibility of the individual attendee.
For more information, call PEP Education and Outreach Coordinator Sherryll Huber-Jones at 631.727.7850, ext. 353 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register for the conference online here.
The Peconic Estuary program is also holding a month-long photo contest in September. They’re looking for photos of the estuary, critters that live there or other relevant photos. A grand prize will be given in October. Beginning Sept.1, anyone can submit their photos through PEP’s Facebook page or at email@example.com, along with your mailing address.