Want to Help?

The Peconic Estuary Program has invited the public to an informative workshop on March 8, at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, about protecting and restoring the Peconic waterways. Community members will learn about water quality projects, beach cleaning, native plants, and removing invasive species. There is no charge to attend the 9 a.m. to noon session, but registration in advance has been asked. Questions can be directed to jskilbred@eastendenvironment.org or 765-6450.

The workshop will be followed by a field trip at approximately 12:30 p.m. to Grangebel Park in Riverhead for those who would like to learn how to be volunteer waterway monitors. Participants will learn how to count alewives during the spawning runs and report their data to the estuary program. Julie Nace of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation can be phoned at 444-0871 for details.