• The North Fork Environmental Council will host its Annual Awards program tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Southold. This year, the Richard Noncarrow Environmentalist of the Year Award goes to Lori Luscher and Greta Schiller for their roles in removing the invasive phragmites from Marion Lake over the past seven years and for their ongoing work promoting community activism through Ms. Schiller’s documentary, “The Marion Lake Story” – which will be shown at the event – and the creation of the WAVES Campaign — Water Advocates, Volunteers, Enthusiasts and Students.
• The Long Island Water Quality Control Act (A.9788) has passed in the New York State Assembly and the companion senate bill will likely be taken up for a vote by the State Senate before the legislative session ends today. The bills, which create a commission to address water quality issues on Long Island, have been revised since they were first introduced last fall to increase the number of members on the commission and to weaken restrictions on pesticides.
• This Saturday, June 21, is Discover Suffolk County Parks Day, which gives residents the opportunity to explore parks they have never seen before or revisit those familiar from their childhood at a discounted rate. More information on the program is online here.
• Tonight is the first-ever Montauk Sunset Shellabration at the Montauk Lake Club, sponsored by Slow Food East End. Chef/student teams will compete in the preparation of shellfish dishes to benefit Slow Food’s new “Chefs to Schools” program. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.