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2021 Annual Meeting: Moving Ahead

Dear Accabonac Protection Committee Members, Friends and Neighbors:
 
Our annual meeting will be held on November 10, 2021 at 5 pm. It will be a virtual event on Zoom. Our theme is Moving Ahead. Please join us.
 
Agenda:
Vote on Accabonac Protection Committee Board of Directors.
Review of 2021 accomplishments
Announcement of 2021 Friend of the Creek Award to Dell Cullum

 
Photo by Richard Lewin
 
2021-2022 Moving Ahead! 
Water Quality Projects 
Unfortunately, Accabonac Harbor is an impaired water body. APC has collaborated with highly knowledgeable researchers and the Department of Natural Resources to identify a suite of projects that will provide meaningful results to help the Harbor. We believe these projects are best in class, vitally important and a good investment of your donations to the Accabonac Protection Committee. 
 
The three following projects will be conducted by Ron Paulsen and Molly Graffam of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Ron and Molly will attend to explain the projects.
  • Pilot Project Springs General Store- Phase One.   
  • Northern Accabonac Harbor Surface and Groundwater Monitoring       
  • Bacterial Survey Proposal Southwest Harbor and Pussy’s Pond. This will characterize the bacterial contamination of Pussy’s Pond and is part of our continuing vigilance to maintain the health of Pussy’s Pond and the Southwest Harbor.                                                       
 
The fourth project will be conducted by the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery will conduct a Kelp Pilot in Accabonac Harbor. John “Barley” Dunne is leading this effort.       
 
Guest Speaker: 
Chris Paparo, Stony Brook at Southampton Naturalist. From Plankton to Whales- Why our local waters are worth protecting"- With endless stories and photos of fish kills, harmful algal blooms, oil spills, beach closures, etc. filling our daily newsfeeds, it appears that our environment is in a horrific state of “Doom and Gloom”. Although we do face many environmental challenges, this constant bombardment of negativity creates a lack of enthusiasm among local communities when it comes to protecting our environment. Regain your enthusiasm for protecting our marine environment by learning about some of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the waters of Long Island."
 
He is the field station at Southampton’s naturalist, educating the public about the various fish, invertebrates, mammals, and birds that call Long Island home.  Additionally, Christopher has 20 years of experience working with sharks. He is currently a member of the SoFo's Shark Research and Education Program, has tagged white sharks with OCEARCH, managed the shark exhibit at the LI Aquarium for 13 years, and assisted WCS (NY Aquarium) tagging sand tiger sharks. Often referred to as the “Fish Guy”, we look forward to an enlightening talk!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOuhpjMuHtJO8qpmIPCbTfBEZ5oElVKR 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

501c3 Status
Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Accabonac Protection Committee with as little as a $20 annual donation. Your APC contributions are now fully tax deductible and as always, greatly appreciated.

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