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June 2020

“New Approaches to Decoding Brown Tide in Long Island Estuaries” Virtual Seminar With Dr. Chris Gobler

June 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Sea Grant Lecture with Christopher Gobler

On Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 12:00 pm, Dr. Christopher Gobler from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University will present a seminar titled: "New Approaches to Decoding Brown Tide in Long Island Estuaries" On Zoom at the following link: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/95253830282?pwd=VHp6U2RKdy9wcTEyYUxwRXk1UzArZz09 Meeting ID: 952 5383 0282                                              Phone: +1 646 876 9923   And via Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/nyseagrant   This research was funded by NOAA Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) which is administered by the National Centers…

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August 2020

Guild Hall’s Virtual SURF MOVIE NIGHT XVIII for the Surfrider Foundation

August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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SURF MOVIE NIGHT XVIII A Benefit for Clean Water and Healthy Beaches Wednesday, August 12 7PM Virtual Tickets $25–$55 per household   The chapter has been a strong advocate of public access, environmental preservation and clean water from Montauk Point to East Quogue for over 20 years. Staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers, the grass roots chapter works with every level of government to resolve important coastal issues including shoreline preservation, sea level rise, beach access and water quality.…

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Artist Steve Alpert Opens His Home Studio to Benefit the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Steve Alpert, Desire, 40x68

“Desire” Open House Art Exhibition 29 Old Main Road Quogue, NY 11959 Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, August 23) Proceeds will benefit the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Desire Desire for the beauty of nature. Desire for a better world through philanthropy, these tenets are the foundation of all the work of nationally renowned painter Steve Alpert from his contemporary military paintings to his abstract landscapes that rejoice in the wonder of nature. Just before 9/11,…

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November 2020

Drawdown Hosts Food Waste Discussions

November 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Drawdown East End, which is focused on using the principles of the “Drawdown” movement to combat climate change, will host two Southold community webinars in November on reducing household food waste. The webinars include “eight easy tips you can use in your home to reduce food waste, save money and reverse global warming.” The webinars will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. To register, email DrawdownSoutholdPilot@gmail.com, or visit www.drawdowneastend.org for…

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February 2021

Peconic Land Trust Presents “The Living Shoreline” on Zoom

February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Peconic Land Trust Presents "The Living Shoreline" on Zoom

Creating a “living shoreline” is critical to stabilizing erosion of our beaches and waterfront, an all-too-common occurrence due to the impact of climate change. Join the Peconic Land Trust for a conversation with three experts to hear the story of their successful partnership to secure several local beaches. Panelists include Elizabeth Hornstein, State Coordinator for Peconic Estuary Partnership, Steve Schott, Marine Botany/Habitat Restoration Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Matt Swain, Stewardship Director at the Peconic Land Trust. Our panel…

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April 2021

Earth Day Nature Walk & Beach Clean-Up at Hallock State Park

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hallock State Park, 6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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Hallockville Hills Hike with Peconic Land Trust

Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:00 AM  1:00 PM Group for the East End (map) In recognition of Earth Day, the Group for the East End (GFEE) and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) will be hosting a day full of Earth inspiring, socially distanced activities at Hallock State Park Preserve. Join GFEE and AMSEAS for a beach clean-up beginning at 10:00am. While walking the beach, we will look for signs of local wildlife and discuss current local environmental and conservation issues, while…

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Quogue Wildlife Refuge Earth Day Celebration

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Free Native Tree Giveaway by Bartlett Tree Experts Great Raffle Prize Table! Meet a Resident Animal, 11am-1pm Eastern Long Island Audubon Hampton Coffee Company World Village Fair Trade Market Self-Guided Conservation Walk Trails Open Sunrise to Sunset – NO DOGS! Quogue Wildlife Refuge Earth Day Celebration

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eARTh at Southampton Arts Center

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Alejandro Duran’s “Vena,” 2011

This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for EARTH is to share the work of these extraordinary artists who are using their art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of this exhibit is to ask questions, create…

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Spring Guided Nature Walk at Downs Farm Preserve

April 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Spring wood nymph. Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue

Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:00 AM  12:30 PM Group for the East End (map) April walks can take place during a light rain, which only deepens the experience and connection. We never walk in thunder or lightning storms, or any other weather that might be dangerous or stressful. Some of the invitations we may practice on an April walk include: Nature Frames: What’s blooming? Where are the raindrops about to fall? As you find something, frame it with your hands or something…

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May 2021

MCLA Hosts Clean Water Septic Technology Webinar

May 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Clean Water Septic Technology Webinar

Did you know that outdated septic systems are the number one cause of nitrogen pollution on Long Island? Nitrogen pollution has resulted in harmful algal blooms, thick mats of seaweed, fish kills and the overall decline of the shellfish industry. Swapping outdated septic systems with clean-water technology can remove up to 90 percent of nitrogen pollution from our bays and harbors. Want to know more about how you can help improve water quality on Long Island? Join the Mattituck-Laurel Civic…

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June 2021

NFEC Talks Sand, Seawalls and Sea Level Rise

June 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

The North Fork Environmental Council will hold a Zoom program with environmentalist Kevin McAllister, “An Overview of Coastal Processes, Interventions and Adaptation” on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Coastal shorelines are dynamic transitional zones that are regularly altered by the forces of nature, with climate change and rising seas adding a new dimension to coastal living. Kevin McAllister will address the science, policy and politics which determine the sustainability of coastal wetlands, recreational beaches and the Public Trust Doctrine.…

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August 2021

Hamptons Observatory Zoom Lecture: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

August 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
Nancy Grace Roman Telescope

On Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., Dr. Neil Zimmerman from NASA will discuss the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, NASA's next flagship-class space observatory. Click the following link for details (also below) and to register for this free, virtual talk (tickets are limited; registration is required): https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuitqjIoGtSTZ5YfRyMO1sKgx1Bi9_gF Did you know that NASA has already started building another flagship-class observatory, next in queue to go up after the James Webb Space Telescope? Neil Zimmerman is privileged to work on a team…

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September 2021

Microplastics in Long Island Sound: NFEC & Save the Sound Zoom Presentation

September 15, 2021 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Microplastics in the Long Island Sound

Professor Vince Breslin of Southern Connecticut State University leads this very important presentation.   Sponsored by NFEC, North Fork Audubon Society and Save the Sound   Wednesday, September 15th 6:30 pm   In this presentation, Dr. Breslin will examine the issues surrounding plastic debris in the marine environment and will explore the origins of the use of plastic in the economy along with an examination of the ecological and environmental consequences of macro and micro plastics in global oceans and…

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EMCA & EMFD Discuss Expanding Public Water Access in East Marion

September 18, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
East Marion Firehouse, 9245 Main Road
East Marion, NY 11939 United States
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SCWA Suffolk County Water Authority

East Marion Community Association and East Marion Fire Department will host an Informational Forum with Suffolk County Water Authority on Expanding Public Water Access in East Marion Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:30 am coffee and socializing 10:00 am presentations and discussion Forum will be available via Zoom Zoom link will be on East Marion Community Association website  www.emca.us  Forum is open to the public  

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December 2021

Zoom Lecture: Water Testing with North Fork Environmental Council

December 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Dan Water Testing-1

From May through October 2021, staff from the North Fork Environmental Council has been conducting water quality testing in Mattituck Creek and Goldsmith Inlet.  This regional water quality testing program throughout the Long Island Sound area is funded by the US EPA and administered by Save the Sound.  On Wednesday, Dec 8 at 6:30 p.m., NFEC will hold a Zoom discussion with participants in the program, including Peter Linderoth, Unified Water Study Coordinator for Save the Sound; Dawn Carroll, Unified…

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