marine meadows

Marine Meadows

Marine Meadows Workshop

Marine Meadows volunteers help weave eelgrass into burlap planting discs.

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A Marine Meadows workshop.

eelgrass planting disc

Eelgrass planting disc once planted.

Marine Meadows


Digital Eelgrass Module

Check out this interactive lesson, created with support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

Perfect for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about Eelgrass.

For information about how to utilize this in a classroom or combine with a hands-on experience, contact Kimberly Manzo,


Upcoming Marine Meadows Workshops

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 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.


Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
631-727-7850 x 329

Last updated October 13, 2023