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 eelgrasses and once thriving shell fish populations, provide public education about environmental consequences of storm water runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.


marine events

program updates

Emergency Rescue Drill
August 31, 2011
Emergency Rescue Drill at the Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, NY
CCE Marine Educator Tracy Marcus Earns Honor
January 02, 2013
Tracy Marcus honored by FIOS with "Outstanding Educational Program" for her marine education camps in Babylon
Operation Halloween Spirit - mortem est solum a principio!
October 16, 2013
The Sport Fishing Alliance wishes to invite you to "Operation Halloween Spirit" at the Sport Fishing Education Center, Cedar Beach Marina, Babylon, NY.
N.Y. Master Watershed Steward Program in Suffolk
January 02, 2014
Make a difference in the Peconic Estuary watershed--become a Master Watershed Steward!