Our waters are an integral part of life for us, making Long Island a desirable place to live. The Marine Program, which became part of CCE in 1985, is known and respected nationally and internationally. Its mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl and plants.
Our researchers and educators are busy working to inform Long Islanders how we can each do our part to safeguard our environment. Projects have been designed to bring back our once thriving eelgrass and shell fish populations, ensure our commercial fishing industry continues to thrive while limiting bycatch, provide public education about environmental consequences of storm water runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.
We have officially launched the On the Water + In the Field Blog! This is where we'll be showcasing the many projects and initiatives of the CCE Marine Team, and providing the most recent updates on our applied research, restoration, and education activities.
A Special Message from CCE Marine
In these uncertain times we want you to know that CCE Marine Program is here for you and we’re excited to announce our new Digital Education Initiative!
See how you can get involved in habitat restoration! There are upcoming volunteer workshops to build tortilla planting units that our SCUBA divers will install.
Camps and programs by Cornell Cooperative Extension on the South Fork are offering Interactive Virtual Programs For Schools & Libraries.
An educational experience helping to collect data on various water quality parameters at sunrise from May through October (there will be 4 events per month). Participants can attend as many or as few events as they choose, however, due to limited sp
Join the SPAT Program (Southold Project in Aquaculture Training) to learn how to raise your own shellfish while giving back to our bays!
Last updated September 23, 2021