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.
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of our shellfish hatcheries housed at our Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold, then enjoy a sampling of some of the best shellfish our region has to offer.
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!
The Hamptons’ third annual Great Peconic Race, “GPR”, is one of the East Coast’s premier paddle races for elite, intermediate and novice paddlers.
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!
Learn how you can get involved in habitat restoration by volunteering for Marine Meadows!
Art + Science programming at the Art Barge is an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County's Marine Program in partnership with the Victor D'Amico Institute of Art.
Last updated August 12, 2016