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NFEC Speaker Series: The Campaign to Save Plum Island, An Island Like No Other
March 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Hosted by the
North Fork Environmental Council
Friday, March 31st at 6:30 pm
Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road, Jamesport
Showing a short film, “Conservation on a Small Island,” featuring actor Sam Waterston and numerous members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, and then presenting a “Virtual Tour” of Plum Island via powerpoint, Louise Harrison will provide an update on the campaign to save Plum Island from sale by the federal government to the highest bidder.
Louise also will highlight discoveries made by the New York Natural Heritage Program in 2015, during their four-season biodiversity inventory of the island. She looks forward to discussing your ideas for grassroots and other activities in which you may be willing to participate to ensure Plum Island’s rich natural, cultural, and historical resources are forever protected.
Louise Harrison works as the New York outreach coordinator for Save the Sound’s campaign to preserve Plum Island. A conservation biologist, Louise has served on Long Island in federal, state, and county agencies as well as in leadership and consulting positions for not-for-profit environmental organizations.
She has led task forces and community coalitions in protecting open space and worked as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service liaison to the Long Island Sound Study, where she concentrated on stewardship of Long Island Sound’s ecosystems, habitat restoration projects, and invasive species control.
She has extensive field experience working in Long Island’s coastal communities and natural ecosystems, from the boroughs of New York City to Montauk and Orient Points and has received numerous awards for open space preservation efforts.
For more information contact the NFEC at 631.298.8880