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Karl Grossman is our 2017 Environmentalist of the Year!

On March 24th, Sierra Club Long Island had our annual Environmentalist of the Year (EOY) luncheon, at the Suffolk County Environmental Center at the Scully Estate Sanctuary in Islip. It was a lovely afternoon, with a delicious lunch and a fascinating talk by Professor Grossman.

Karl Grossman has been a fearless investigative journalist since the early 60s. He has also authored six books. Karl has taught Investigative Journalism and other courses at SUNY Old Westbury, where he has taught for over 36 years. He is hard at work on a new book, entitled, May We Choose Life.

Karl was introduced by SCLI's Executive Committee member Gail Payne, and was congratulated and presented with a proclamation from Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine. The proclamation stated that March 24 would officially be named "Karl Grossman Day" in the Town of Brookhaven. Karl was also presented with a card signed by the nearly 100 attendees of the recent Nuclear Waste Summit in Chicago, IL, as well as a beautiful original watercolor painting painted and donated by Sierra Club member SallyAnne Keller.

The Environmental Center at the Scully Estate Sanctuary is a full-service, 70-acre nature center and offers workshop and programs to the community that proves its dedication to conserving Long Island’s wildlife, environment and natural habitats. Consisting of salt marshes and grassland habitats the Center is neighbor to a 200-acre National Wildlife Refuge.


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