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November 2019

NFEC hosts Project Drawdown discussion at Riverhead Town Hall

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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Free

The North Fork Environmental Council is honored to have Mark Lowery give his presentation on Monday,November 25th, at 6:00pm,  Town of Riverhead Main Board Room 200 Howell Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901  631-727-3200.    A 31-year veteran of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Mark Lowery is the assistant director of DEC’s Office of Climate Change. He provides oversight to all Office of Climate Change programs, including Climate Smart Communities, but focuses on climate adaptation and leads the state’s…

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December 2019

River Otter Site Survey and Monitoring Workshop with Group for the East End

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
Long Island River Otter

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM  1:00 PM Through a grant administered by the Town of Southold’s “Bay to Sound Project”, the Group for the East End is hosting two River Otter Survey & Monitoring Workshops led by Mike Bottini. Join us for a fun and informative morning learning how to identify river otter sign and where to look for it. We’ll meet at the Group’s office at 54895 Main Road (Rte. 25) in Southold for a short indoor presentation and…

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Winter Wildlife on a Barrier Island with Group for the East End

December 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

During this wildlife search along Dune Road in Hampton Bays, we should see distant gannets, lounging Harbor Seals, various gulls, many different ducks, a handful of shorebirds, and perhaps a few birds of prey. Please bring binoculars. We meet on the west side of Shinnecock Inlet. For reservations or more information, including location info, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

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Jungle Bob signs copies of “Lenny: A Most Unusual Reptile” at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Jungle Bob signs copies of “Lenny: A Most Unusual Reptile” at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Jungle Bob returns to QWR to read his first in a series of children’s books; Lenny: A Most Unusual Reptile. Jungle Bob will also introduce the audience to some of the live animals from the story! This story features animals to teach us the value of our differences. This is a free program, signed Books will be available for purchase! Make a reservation by calling 631-653-4771 or register online by filling out the form below!

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January 2020

Film & Talk: “Sanctuary” by Lillian Ball at the Parrish Art Museum

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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$12
Lillian Ball, 2016, Buddhist Disneyland series, chromogenic print, 20 x 17″

January 3, 2020, 6 pm - 8 pm $12 | Free for Members, students, and children ORDER TICKETS 2019, Documentary, 52 minutes Director: Lillian Ball Join Artists Choose Artists juror and environmental activist Ball for her full film premiere about the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary within the Sacred Garden in Nepal where Siddhartha Gautama was born and charismatic young monk Venerable Metteyya as he seeks to reverse plans to replace it with hotels and a meditation center. Followed by a conversation with Ball and Parrish…

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Full Moon Night Hike at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

January 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$10

Celebrate the full moon with a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; payment required at time of reservation. A program for adults and families with children over 11. $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members. Call 631.653.4771 to make a reservation!

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FLPG Full Frost Moon Hike at SoFo

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Free

Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Hike Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Legend has it that native tribes related this moon to the nighttime howling of wolves. Join us to mark the first of the year’s full moons on this leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails and, afterward, warm up with some light refreshments and convivial conversation. This is a free program. Advanced reservations are required for all…

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Full Moon Walk with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935 United States
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Friday, January 10, 2020 6:00 PM  7:30 PM Join us as we howl at and celebrate the first full moon of the year - the Wolf Moon! Algonquin tribes in eastern North America knew January's moon to be the “Wolf Moon”. Throughout this crisp guided one-mile walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue, you’ll discover the sights and sounds of the preserve beneath the bright moonlight. You may have the opportunity to even see or hear an owl! Flashlight or headlamp suggested. Space…

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Winter Birding with GFEE at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Free

Join Aaron Virgin, Vice President of Group for the East End, on a hike through Refuge trails looking and listening for local birds of the forest. This free program is for adults and families with children ages 7 and older. Space is limited so call to reserve. Call 631.653.4771 or register below!

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Toxic Free Landscapes: A Professional Seminar at Southampton Arts Center

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Free
Lake Agawam Conservancy

TOXIC FREE LANDSCAPES: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR HOSTED BY LAKE AGAWAM CONSERVANCY COORDINATED BY MEGHAN MAGYAR & PAT NADOSY FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 • 10 AM – 2:30 PM • FREE Lake Agawam Conservancy (LAC) is dedicated to cleaning and preserving Lake Agawam and its watershed. This educational forum will include presentations by local experts who have decades of hands-on experience with creating beautiful, healthy ecosystems on clients' properties. Topics will include a brief review of why our water system is vulnerable to contamination and sources of contamination…

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Montauk Observatory Star Party at SoFo

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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Montauk Observatory's first free program in 2020 will be a brief lecture and star party at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) in Bridgehampton on Friday, January 17th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. At the start of the program, MO's Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, will give a talk about what you'll be seeing, then we'll go outside to observe. Feel free to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, refreshments (for one or all), to set up your…

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Encore Screening of “2040” at Southampton Arts Center

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Encore Screening of "2040" at Southampton Arts Center

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 | 7 PM | FREE After a hugely successful Drawdown Festival at SAC we will be doing an extras screening of 2040 for those who missed it! Be captivated by this feature film not yet released in the United States that shows how our community can positively impact and increase our chances for a healthy planet. Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets…

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Live Owls at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$5 – $10

January 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Join us in the Nature Center to see our resident owls up close! This 1 hour program will teach you about our native Long Island owl species and what they might be doing during the winter months, as well as how you can help protect them. Learn about their diets, habitats, and physical adaptations that make them excellent hunters. For adults and families with children age 6 and older. $10.00…

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Plastic Reduction and Elimination Project of the North Fork meets at Peconic Lane Community Center

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958 United States
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Free
plastic bags

Wednesday, January 22 at  6:30 pm at the Peconic Lane Community Center Join the NFEC and NFAS as we work to eliminate single use plastics throughout our community. We will be planning next steps.   Pecon  North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon Society are teaming up to tackle the plastic pollution problem in our community.           It's in our bays,  Sound, creeks; along our roadways, in our trees and on our beaches.  It destroys our…

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NFEC’s Advice for Starting Off a Green New Year at Jamesport Meeting House

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamesport Meeting House, 1950 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947 United States
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Beth Fiteni

Happy Green New Year!! Friday, January 24  6:30 pm Jamesport Meeting House   Beth Fiteni, of Green Inside and Out, is an expert when it comes to making simple changes for sustainable living.    Start 2020 off the best way possible by learning how to live a truly sustainable life, "inside and out".   It's good for you and good for the planet!

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