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.
The Merry Merfolk Parade will take place during Greenport Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 24 at 11am. The parade is open to all but advanced registration is required. Learn more!
See how you can get involved in habitat restoration! Our Fall 2016 schedule is now posted, click here!
Learn about the local marine ecosystem and coastal habitats while on a guided stand up paddle board (SUP) tour!
Learn how YOU can Give Back to the Bays in 2016 by LEARNING, DOING, ENJOYING and GIVING BACK, all in support of our local marine environment!
In conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, The Shinnecock Indian Nation is undertaking a project aimed at restoring and strengthening the shoreline at the Shinnecock Reservation. The main goal of this project is to restore a
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, 2016