• Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University will discuss nitrogen loading, estuarine flushing and the fate of Long Island’s coastal waters in a lecture titled “State of the Bays, 2014″ at Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• Speaking of marine studies at Stony Brook, the Southampton Coastal and Estuarine Research Program at Stony Brook Southampton has changed its name to the Long Island Coastal Conservation and Research Alliance. According to Professor Gobler, the director of the program, the new name reflects the expanded geographic scope of research that is being undertaken and the alliance that has formed between scientists and members of the public who are concerned about the waters here.
• For the fifth year in a row, Peconic Landing in Greenport has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best skilled nursing facilities in the nation. More information is online here.
• The Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor, to raise money to help kids who are battling cancer, will be held tomorrow, April 5. The race begins at 8:30 sharp. More information is online here.
• The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck is looking for volunteers to paint trees for the set of their next production, “Into the Woods” at the theater at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5.
• The Artists & Writers softball game in East Hampton just launched a new website this week, which includes biographies of the charities they benefit, videos of games and essays by participants. The site is live here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.