04/12/16 6:07am
The rain garden outside the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County office in Riverhead. (Credit:Cornell Cooperative Extension courtesy photo)

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…)

11/30/15 10:50am
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)

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…)

09/01/15 11:57am
Martha Clara Vineyards will host a Vines and Canines event on Monday where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Martha Clara Vineyards will host a Vines and Canines event on Monday where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Labor Day may mean the unofficial end to summer, but there’s still plenty to do this holiday weekend on the North Fork and Shelter Island.

Here are some of our picks for LDW. Or, visit our events page by clicking here. (more…)

04/16/15 12:20pm
Cedar Beach in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cedar Beach in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The public is invited to discuss clean water initiatives, take an ecology walk, tour a shellfish hatchery and much more at Cornell Cooperative Extension and Peconic Estuary Program’s “Back to the Bays Stewardship Day” Saturday, April 18. The free, family-friendly event will take place at the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center at 3690 Cedar Beach Road in Southold. (more…)