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GoNativeLI.com native garden invasives pulling – Spring 2020!!!


Second Saturdays, March 14, April 11, May 9 -- 10 am to 3 pm RAIN/SNOW CANCELS


Volunteer Service – Help weed invasive woody plants in the areas surrounding a Monarch Butterfly Garden at Carpenter Farm Park, Huntington


The goal for this park is to restore six acres of old field meadows to native grasses and wildflowers. Volunteers will help maintain the acres surrounding a 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, which volunteers planted last June with over 300 host milkweed and nectar wildflower plants.


Volunteers must be at least 14 yrs. old.  Wear/bring: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, boots, and snacks/water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Event will be cancelled in case of rain/snow.


Where: Carpenter Farm Park, 55 Old Field Rd., Huntington


More info: Julie Sullivan at jsllvn768@gmail.com or 631-662-7135, or visit GoNativeLI.com.

LI Sierra Club presents –


Held at: Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd. (except bonus N. Shore program below)

*free to members and public, * free refreshments*, *vegan/organic, *suitable for kids of all ages*


Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30pm – Building Integrated PV, Bill Feldman, Pres., Empire Clean Energy


Building a new home, adding an addition, garage, covered porch, or getting a new roof?  BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) includes solar carports, awnings, windows, and new roofs.  The program will show examples and what’s new in solar incentives.



Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30pm – Wildlife Conservation in International Trade, Ron Gelardi, NYSDEC, Region 1, Environmental Educator

Ron conducts free programs at schools, scout, and other groups about environmental science and wildlife conservation.  The program will cover loss of habitat, the pet trade, pollution, invasive species, over-hunting, loss of biodiversity, and local stewardship.  Learn how your purchases matter to help end environmental destruction and extinction in other countries.

Directions:


From East: Montauk Hwy. (27A) half mile west of Great Neck Rd., Copiague.  Right (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school.


From West: Montauk Hwy. (27A) one mile east of Rte. 110/Broadway, Amityville. Left (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school.



***Bonus*** N. Shore location-S. Huntington Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Rd. (free to members and public, free refreshments)


Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7pm – Coastlines Under Siege, John Tanacredi, Ph.D., Dir. CERCOM (Coastal Education and Research of Molloy College), Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies


From more frequent storms to warming oceans, acidification, and sea level rise our seashores are taking a beating.  Dr. Tanacredi works with students in the field on analyzing solutions to water quality and conservation issues along the Long Island coast.  Prof. Tanacredi has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic Inst. (now NYU Polytechnic) with 43 years’ experience including 24 with the National Park Service and is a world renowned expert on horseshoe crabs.

More info: https://www.molloy.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/biology/cercom

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