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EcoPaddle Tour of Coecles Harbor with the Peconic Estuary Program

August 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring Or Rent Kayak

Explore the Peconic Bay and its beautiful habitats! Join PEP educators as we paddle the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail in Shelter Island on Tuesday August 16, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This self-guided interpretive trail shows the bounty of our estuary while highlighting the harbor’s many diverse ecosystems along the Mashomack Preserve. Learning more about our bays increases our awareness and appreciation of the Peconic Bays and marine conservation efforts throughout the estuary. So join us for a fun and educational outdoor event!  A raindate is scheduled for Thursday August 18, 2016. (Notice on postponement will be via email and on social media.)

Participants must provide their own paddling equipment (kayaks, paddle boards, etc.) and life preservers are required. Bring your own or prearrange rental from Shelter Island Kayak Tours 631-749-1990. Rented kayaks will be delivered to the launch site at the end of Burns Road Town Landing in Shelter Island, NY. Participants must be 18 years or older or accompanied by a caregiver for the duration of the event. Please bring water, sunscreen, and lunch. Also a towel, water shoes, and clothing that can get wet are recommended. Email peptalk@peconicestuary.org for more information and to register.

The Peconic Estuary is one of 28 estuaries in the nation to receive the designation as an “Estuary of National Significance” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Water Act and as part of the Association of National Estuary Programs (ANEP), stakeholders of the Peconic Estuary watershed are charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive conservation management plan (CCMP) with priority topics including:  Harmful algal blooms, nutrient and chemical pollution, protecting living habitats and critical lands, and climate change resiliency. Since 1992, Peconic Estuary Program is an innovative partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizen and environmental groups, businesses and industries, and academic institutions charged with carrying out the goals of improved water quality and ecosystem health through the Peconic estuary and surrounding watershed. Through outreach and education, the Peconic community can share in the responsibility of conscious land use to benefit our invaluable marine waters.

For more information on the Peconic Estuary Program (PEP), the PEP Homeowner Rewards Program, or other educational programing please contact Sherryll Huber Jones, PEP Education and Outreach Coordinator at sj497@cornell.edu or 631-727-7850 Ext. 353

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Date:
August 16, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Bring Or Rent Kayak
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Peconic Estuary Program
Website:
www.peconicestuary.org