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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.

Updated: Mar 12

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, March 12, 6:30pm – Living with Wildlife, Cristen Sagevick, Education Coordinator, Volunteers for Wildlife


In this program you will meet some of the reptiles, mammals and birds that call Long Island home. Learn about their unique adaptations and explore their role in our local ecosystem. Get the inside scoop on why these animals came to our Wildlife Hospital and learn how you can help others like them on Long Island!

She will exhibit some permanent residents, or Animal Ambassadors, from the hospital that have injuries that will not allow them to live in the wild. Volunteers for Wildlife is a wildlife hospital in Locust Valley: https://www.volunteersforwildlife.org/



Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:30pm – Canoeing the Peconic River, George Bartunek, retired school teacher, 30 yr. Sierra Club member


After many canoe trips on the Peconic River, George Bartunek became interested in the historic purposes for the building of the numerous dams along the course of the river.  He will share with the group what he uncovered about long forgotten history of the many commercial operations along the Peconic River and how the river was the essence for the founding of Riverhead.



Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:30pm – Wes Triani, Local Naturalist/Boy Scouts outings leader, Leave no Trace


Wes brought the concept to local Boy Scout groups on Long Island after visiting the Wisconsin home of conservationist and co-founder of the Wilderness Society, Aldo Leopold. Leave no trace has a mission to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors, but to take only pictures and leave only footprints and to even pick up garbage left by other, less considerate hikers. This is in keeping with Aldo Leopold’s land ethic/stewardship principles. More info: lnt.org



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.

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