The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
It’s a project that’s been talked about since the 1980s, planned for since 2004, and is anticipated to actually happen something in 2016.
Soon, treated effluent from the Riverhead Sewer Plant will be re-used to irrigate the adjacent Indian Island Golf Course, which is owned by Suffolk County. (more…)
Gary Joyce of Aquebogue (left) and Ed Densieski of Riverhead sort through a catch. They said they often throw away more empty scallop shells than healthy keepers. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Early Monday morning, under cover of darkness and beneath a star-lit sky, Ed Densieski and Gary Joyce boarded their custom-outfitted boat, dressed head to toe in vibrant all-weather gear.
Unfazed by the blustery chill, the pair headed out through Southold Bay, with Brick Cove Marina at their backs.
It was the start of their 16th scalloping season and, as Mr. Densieski said, “There’s only one opening day.” (more…)
(Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County)
Researchers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County are looking for volunteers willing to spend a day on the water to help restore marine life habitat. (more…)
Riverhead High School students count the different types of species caught in their seine. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Students immersed chest-high in waders as they worked with fishing nets explored East End shorelines Wednesday morning, learning what “A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary” is like.
About 400 middle and high school students ditched their classrooms, rolling up their sleeves to collect data samples from one of 11 different beaches in an endeavor sponsored by over 30 environmental agencies to help inspire younger generations to learn about water quality issues.
Rust tide caused by Cochlodinium in Peconic Estuary in 2012. (Credit: Bill Portlock)
If you’re a resident in one of the five eastern towns surrounding the Peconic Estuary, the nonprofit Peconic Green Growth wants to hear from you to better understand area wastewater practices. (more…)
Rust tide, a harmful algal bloom, has been detected at East Creek in South Jamesport. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
For the first time this season, rust tide has been detected in the Peconic Estuary, experts confirmed Tuesday.
Chris Gobler, a marine biologist at Stony Brook University and leader of the Long Island Coastal Conservation and Research Alliance, said the harmful algal bloom has been detected in East Creek, on the north side of Flanders Bay in South Jamesport. (more…)
A view of Peonic Bay from Mattituck beach. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
County officials will be joining local farmers and environmentalists in Cutchogue Monday morning to urge the federal government to help fund projects aimed at restoring Long Island Sound and the Peconic Estuary. (more…)
A view of Peconic Bay from Mattituck Beach. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
An East End partnership is in the works that will take a regional approach to managing the harmful effects of stormwater pollution on the Peconic Estuary, one of 28 nationwide that’s considered to have “national significance.”