Stony Brook, NY
Flax Pond State Tidal Wetlands and Laboratory and Long Beach
This Stewardship Area is made up of two anchor sites: the Flax Pond State Tidal Wetlands and Laboratory, and Long Beach. These sites provide over 1,000 acres of diverse wetland habitat for colonial waterbirds, fish, and horseshoe crabs. Visitors can swim, boat, and fish at Long Beach and other public access points in this Stewardship Area.
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The West Meadow Beach peninsula located in Stony Brook, NY is one of the largest and most diverse coastal ecosystems on the north shore of Long Island. In 2006, an ecological resources survey was conducted that resulted in the identification of perennial pepperweed (Lapidium latifolium) growing at the site.