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 painting party hosted at Borghese Vineyard! This paint night is for novice artists wanting to receive guidance in painting a buoy by a professional artist.
Presented by the Town of Brookhaven, this workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the importance of eelgrass while helping assemble planting units for use in local restoration projects.
New York State is investing $5.25 million in Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program to expand our existing public shellfish hatcheries, and to plant shellfish at the sanctuary sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Water Quality Wednesdays (WQW) in Patchogue is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s initiative to provide community stewardship activities that support the health of our waterways and awareness of the threats to waters.
Learn about opportunities for you to "Give Back to the Bays" by learning, getting involved and enjoying our marine environment!
Learn how you can get involved with horseshoe crab monitoring at a beach near you!
Last updated September 24, 2018