The rain garden outside Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County in Riverhead. (Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension courtesy photo)
Check off your environmentally friendly good deed this Earth Day by helping to plant a community rain garden in downtown Riverhead.
The Peconic Estuary Program and Riverhead Town will sponsor the event on the Peconic Riverfront at 10 a.m. on Earth Day, April 23. Volunteers are needed to help plant the garden along a strip of land located between Heidi Behr Way and the Peconic Riverfront parking lot. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves and gardening tools. (more…)
Bathers rush for the water during the Shelter Island Turkey Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 28. A similar event will be held at Cedar Beach in Southold on Dec. 5. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)
With a predicted high temperature of 47 degrees, this Saturday doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal day for a dip in Peconic Bay.
But Peconic Estuary Program is hoping people will jump in the chilly waters to show their support for the program during the first “Penguin Plunge” at Cedar Beach in Southold this Saturday at noon. An educational program will follow at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s nearby marine facility located at 3690 Cedar Beach Road. (more…)