Fisherman

Orient Coastline

Swans on the Peconic River

JUNE 6, 2015    Noon – 7 PM
Peconic Green Growth
Invites You to

NoFo BLUE + GREEN Tour

Best Environmental Practices for Bays, Farms, Backyards,
and Gardens for Families and Businesses

HUB: Lectures/Panels, Vendors, Reception:

Port of Egypt and Heron Suites Hotel,
61600 Main Road, Southold, NY  11971

11AM: Open Hub for tickets

Ticket Price:  $20 for members and advance sales; $25 day of tour

TOURS   | LECTURESVENDORS

RECEPTION   5 PM – 7 PM

SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $2,000

GOLD SPONSOR:        $1,000
Port of Egypt

SILVER SPONSOR:         $500
Alure Chowder House and Oysteria
Eljen Corporation
Excav Services, Inc.
Heron Suites Hotel
Sea Tow

BRONZE SPONSOR:    $ 250

SPONSOR:                   $ 100

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Please consider being a sponsor.
Click here for sponsorship information.


 

Volunteers Needed:

We are looking for a volunteer to work 2-4 hours biweekly in our Riverhead office. Computer competency and have good writing skills are needed. Knowledge of social media would be valued. Expected tasks could include:
communication mail merges, Eblast content, thank you letters, Social media campaign,
Event announcements and registration, and survey data input.


Decentralized Wastewater for Communities

Communities can improve local water quality.

Peconic Green Growth will help communities in Eastern Suffolk County to restore sensitive environments by planning and developing designs for community wastewater systems that purify effluent to a higher quality. Wastewater from these systems can also be used for farm and landscaping irrigation, golf course maintenance, and toilet flushing. To select the pilot communities we will look at conditions that negatively impact water quality in the Sound and bays, such as the presence of cesspools, shallow depths to groundwater, small lots, flooding, and close proximity to surface water. A very important first step is a survey that will both provide needed information and let us know which neighborhoods are willing to act promptly to protect our marine environments. Currently we are looking for communities in the Long Island Sound watershed in the towns of Riverhead and Southold, which is being sponsored by the Long Island Sound Study, and communities in the Peconic Estuary in East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, and Southold. Please take our survey. (Link to Survey Monkey) Any and all information is helpful to us even when you don’t know all the answers. Peconic Green Growth will be delighted to make a presentation to homeowners’ associations and other community based groups. Please contact us to schedule a presentation and discussion.

For more information on decentralized systems Learn More


East End Survey

For Survey Results,
Click Here.


Peconic Estuary Survey

To view the Peconic Estuary Study Draft, Click Here.


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News

We are pleased to announce that Peconic Green Growth has received a $10,000 grant from Patagonia, Inc. This is the second grant they have generously gifted PGG. Not only do we appreciate Patagonia’s commitment to the protection of water quality, but we were very impressed with their process.

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Events

Peconic Green Growth is actively giving presentations on wastewater issues. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your organization or homeowners group, please call 631 591 2402.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has asked Glynis Berry to repeat her class on Design Concepts for Sustainable Gardens with Caroline Kiang, for the Spring Gardening School.

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Projects

We are currently working on wastewater issues in the Peconic Estuary. You can participate by taking our survey and contacting us if your community is interested in participating.


Of Interest

We recently heard that the family of Bob Peters, who passed away this year, would like to support PGG’s efforts by donating art he collected on the North Fork. He was supportive of artists and galleries while living in Southold and appreciated the precious environment we have here. We are deeply gratified by this support and will hold another auction this summer. Last year our art auction benefit was a huge success. Through the generosity of donors and artists, we were able to fund expanded studies and programs.

Please consider donating art, antiques, “experiences,” or other tempting items to next summer’s auction and benefit. We would also appreciate the help of volunteers to organize the event. Please email us at info@peconicgreengrowth.org or call at 631 591 2402