Community water quality workshop planned for Saturday

03/07/2014 2:00 PM |
A fish monitoring training session will be held at Grangebel Park at 12:30 p.m. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A fish monitoring training session will be held at Grangebel Park at 12:30 p.m. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Peconic Estuary Program will host a community water quality workshop Saturday, bringing local citizen and leaders together to discuss different types of projects underway in the communities.

Different efforts including beach cleanups, native plantings and invasive species removal, as well as a fish population monitoring effort in downtown Riverhead will each be discussed. 

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road.

Following the meeting at 12:30, a training session will be held teaching volunteers how to spot and count river herring during their migration at the Grangebel Park waterfront.

The free event is open to the public, but PEP officials are asking those interested in attend to register, as there are a limited number of seats.

To register for the worship call Jennifer Skilbred at (631) 765-6450 ext. 212, and to register for the training session contact Julie Nace at (631) 444-0871.

For more information on the program visit its website.

cmiller@timesreview.com