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LI Sierra Club presents – Spring programs 2020

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.

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