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Volunteer Stewardship Days this July

Volunteers help remove invasive plants from a Long Island Sound Stewardship Area as part of a Volunteer Stewardship Day in 2012. Photo credit: Larissa Graham.

Volunteers help remove invasive plants from a Long Island Sound Stewardship Area as part of a volunteer Stewardship Day in 2012. Photo credit: Larissa Graham.

Interested in doing your part to restore and protect the Sound this summer? Then, attend one or all of the upcoming volunteer Stewardship Days in Long Island this July!

The volunteer Stewardship Day program was developed by the Long Island Sound Study and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 2012 as a way to engage volunteers in the protection and restoration of Long Island Sound Stewardship Areas as part of Long Island Sound Study’s Stewardship Initiative. With four successful Stewardship Days conducted in 2012 that engaged 55 volunteers, the Long Island Sound Study plans to continue the tradition of engaging volunteers in stewardship of the Sound by conducting three volunteer Stewardship Days in 2014.

The 2014 volunteer Stewardship Day opportunities include:

• Thursday, July 10th at 9am-12pm at West Meadow Beach, Stony Brook, NY. West Meadow Beach is located next to the Stony Brook Harbor Stewardship Area. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/874287835933716/

• Friday, July 11th at 10am-1pm at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, Lloyd Neck, NY. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is located in the Lloyd Neck Stewardship Area. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/756363027749169/

• Saturday, July 12th at 9am-12pm at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, Lloyd Neck, NY. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is located in the Lloyd Neck Stewardship Area. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/616749271757042/

invasive_sp_awareness_logoSponsors: Long Island Sound Study; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and the Town of Brookhaven

These Stewardship Days are part of New York’s first Invasive Species Awareness Week. For more information, visit: http://www.nyis.info/blog/

If you have questions, please contact Amy Mandelbaum, Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator, at acb328@cornell.edu or 631-632-9216 or Vicky O’Neill, Long Island Sound Study Habitat Restoration Coordinator, at vaoneill@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 631-444-0441.

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