Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and community members are working together to restore marine vegetation as part of our Marine Meadows Project. CCE enlists volunteers to weave eelgrass "marine meadows" as habitats for finfish and shellfish. Join us for a series of workshops throughout the East End.
Participants will weave eelgrass shoots (harvested from healthy donor meadows in local waters) into burlap planting discs. Once assembled, these discs will be planted by SCUBA certified CCE Marine Program staff in carefully selected restoration sites in our local estuaries. These newly created “marine meadows” will serve as important marine habitat for many species of finfish and shellfish. These habitats help enhance the health and productivity of our local bays.
The Marine Meadows Program is a collaborative, community based component of CCE’s Eelgrass Restoration Initiative funded in part by Suffolk County’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program.
Registration is free, but required as space is limited. For more information on the Marine Meadows Program, or to register for this event, please contact Kimberly Barbour, Habitat Restoration Outreach Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-852-8660, ext. 27.
For a list of upcoming marine meadows events go to CCE's Calendar of Events