CCE’s Marine Program has been giving Back to the Bays since 1985, and we are committed to offering communities, individuals, and businesses opportunities to help us expand our efforts! Our goal is to increase stakeholder engagement in our: Water Quality Protection Initiatives; Habitat Improvement Projects; Shellfish and Fin Fish Research and Restoration; and Youth and Community Education Experiences.
Whether you are an aspiring citizen scientist, or a business owner looking for an opportunity to support our local maritime heritage, we will be able to effectively link you to an appropriate project, sponsorship opportunity, or volunteer effort! By providing time, energy, and monetary support, local communities and individuals alike can play a significant part in the success and expansion of the many important initiatives of CCE’s Marine Program.
2015 was the 30th Anniversary of CCE's Marine Program. In celebration, we launched our 30 Ways to Give Back to the Bays Campaign. This year, we are planning more unique opportunities for you to connect to our bays by learning about, getting involved, and enjoying aspects of our marine environment. Click here to view our 2016 Ways to Give Back to the Bays Listing!
Through our Back to the Bay Initiative you will have up-close and hands-on opportunities to see what CCE's scientists and educators are doing year round to give Back to the Bays. If you'd rather just provide support for our efforts, giving opportunities will allow you to contribute to this important work and help us ensure the marine environment that we all value and depend on as part of our lives here in Suffolk County is able to be enjoyed by future generations.
Also, feel free to reach us with any questions regarding our ongoing work, upcoming events, and how you can get involved by contacting Kimberly Barbour at email@example.com or 631-461-5294.
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!
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.
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!
The Hamptons’ third annual Great Peconic Race, “GPR”, is one of the East Coast’s premier paddle races for elite, intermediate and novice paddlers.
This workshop includes a guided hike of the beautiful Cedar Point County Park salt marsh and a hands-on restoration activity!
Watch the paddlers cross the finish line at Wades Beach while enjoying delicious food and beverages!
Last updated August 15, 2016