Dr. Christopher Gobler’s annual State of the Bays address, given in April at Stony Brook Southampton, is now making its way to the North Fork.

The North Fork Civics, a coalition of civic associations in Southold Town, will host Dr. Gobler for “The State of the Bays & Water 2024” on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

Dr. Gobler is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. He also serves as Director of New York State Center for Clean Water Technology.

Dr. Gobler will provide an overview of the health of our water — the bays and LI Sound, as well as our drinking water, and will review land-groundwater-drinking water connectivity and how watershed activities influence these interactions. Recent water quality impairments will be discussed. Watershe and in-the-water solutions for water quality impairment will be highlighted.

North Fork Civics encourages members of the public to attend to learn more about “the state of the beautiful waters that surround us, as well as the water beneath us, our groundwater, which is the sole source of our drinking water.”

For more information about Dr. Gobler:

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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