Marine Meadows

Marine Meadows

Marine Meadows volunteers help weave eelgrass into burlap planting discs.

Marine Meadows volunteers help weave eelgrass into burlap planting discs.

A Marine Meadows workshop.

A Marine Meadows workshop.

Eelgrass planting disc once planted.

Eelgrass planting disc once planted.

Marine Meadows

Habitat availability is essential to a healthy ecosystem. In our marine, wetland, and dune environments, meadows of grasses serve important ecosystem functions in the lifecycle of a large variety of avian and fish species by providing hunting, foraging, mating, and nursery grounds.These meadows also help anchor sand and sediment, which helps to protect our fragile shorelines from erosion and storm damage. CCE is working to restore our underwater eelgrass meadows, enhance populations of marsh grasses in our wetland systems, and help strengthen our coastal dune systems by replenishing beach grass populations.

Opportunities for involvement in the restoration of our local marine meadows are made available through participation in Marine Meadows Program Workshops.These workshops provide participants with opportunities to learn more about the importance of marine meadows and have a chance to play a hands-on role in actual restoration activities. 

Also see our Marine Meadows  website www.MarineMeadows.org or our Facebook page where you can find our workshop and event schedules as well as lots of great information and photos!

For more information on Habitat Restoration, see the Habitat section which includes Eelgrass, Salt Marsh and Beach/Dune Grass restoration initiatives.

Our 2017 Fall Workshop Season is underway! 

October 2017 Schedule (printable .pdf version)


*Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so please check back closer to the scheduled date for any updates or changes!

Upcoming October Workshops

Marine Meadows Workshop at Moriches Yacht Club- October 7, 10am-12pm.

Marine Meadows Workshop at Bellport Yacht Club- October 14, 10am-12pm.

Marine Meadows Workshop at the Art Barge- October 21, 10am-12pm.

Contact

Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
kp237@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 329

Last updated October 6, 2017