2019 Estuary Day
Long Island Sound Study - News

Stony Brook, NY, July 15, 2019 - On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) and South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER), in partnership with The WaterFront Center and Friends of the Bay, will host the 2nd annual Estuary Day in Oyster Bay, NY to kick-off National Estuary Week.

Estuary day is an excellent opportunity for organizations and individuals alike to enjoy and learn about estuaries.

This year's theme is “Marine Debris” and its impacts on the environment.

The day will include a beach cleanup with Friends of the Bay (8 am to Noon), an information fair (11-2), a sail aboard Christeen with the WaterFront Center (2-4) and a variety of lectures, crafts, paddling, and beach activities between 11 am and 2 pm. Check back soon for the full schedule of events.

Please reach out to Michael Ciaramella at New York Sea Grant (mc2544@cornell.edu) if you have any questions.

Below is a list of partners who will be participating in this year’s Estuary Day event. When available, the information on activities for each partner are listed ...

Organization What to Expect
Harbor Protection Committee
Citizens Campaign for the Environment Reusable straws and utensil kits for members taking a pledge to reduce plastic. Stickers and coloring activities for kids
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)
The WaterFront Center Touch tank with marine organisms
Group for the East End
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor Craft and Photo project with marine debris
U.S. Geological Survey
Manhasset Bay Protection Committee Watershed model and reuseable bags coloring activity
NY Sea Grant Ocean Outreach Marine debris slime activity
Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County
Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
NYS DEC/LIRPC (LINAP) Interactive watershed demonstration model that shows how pollutants get into surface and groundwaters
Peconic Baykeeper Seining
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society Presentations about marine mammals and sea turtles that are encountered in NY waters, and the harms of marine debris
Audubon New York
North Shore Audubon Society
North Shore Land Alliance Display an aquifer model, aerial photographs/maps of the Oyster Bay watersheds; Also, offer a kids’ activity
Fire Island National Seashore
Save the Sound
South Shore Estuary Reserve
Peconic Estuary Program
Long Island Sound Study Fish Prints and Seining


Partners for this event include ...

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