Saturday, November 19 Coastal Steward will be hosting their 2016 Long Island Youth Ocean Conservation Summit at Stony Brook University. The summit features dynamic ocean conservationists, including Keynote Speaker Dr. Ellen Prager, a marine scientist, author, and former Chief Scientist of the world’s only undersea research station. Students will also develop plans for their own conservation projects, take part in workshops and training sessions, and network with researchers, marine organizations, and other young people who are passionate about ocean preservation.
To register and view the event itinerary, please click here. Registration fee includes snacks, lunch, program materials, and the first 100 students to enroll will receive a complimentary book written by Dr. Prager.
Saturday, September 24 Coastal Steward is hosting another beach cleanup in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day. Participants will meet up in McAllister County Park in Belle Terre and boat or drive out to other beaches to conduct cleanups, including parts of Port Jefferson Harbor and the Long Island Sound.
The Ocean Conservancy‘s International Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on Saturday, September 17. More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during last year’s International Coastal Cleanup.
Water and snacks will be provided, along with bags and gloves for trash collection. Please bring sunscreen and tick protection. For more information call Pat at 631-334-6824 with any questions.
Click here for driving directions under “Coastal Steward Int’l Cleanup.”
Stats from last year’s International Coastal Cleanup
Roux Associates has partnered with Coastal Steward and their Adopt-A-Beach program. Coastal Steward is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our beaches and educating Long Island youth about marine life. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, Coastal Steward has removed over 250 tons of debris from Long Island beaches, released over 230,000 adult shellfish into four sanctuaries, and has educated young adults from grades 7-12 on marine science and environmental stewardship.
On Saturday, August 6 Coastal Steward will host a beach cleanup on Long Island in Belle Terre with special guest Fabien Cousteau. Fabien is grandson of renowned oceanographer, innovator, and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, whose achievements include co-developing the Aqua-lung and creating more than 120 television documentaries. Fabien Cousteau has carried on his grandfather’s legacy as an aquanaut, ocean conservationist, and documentary filmmaker. He has been scuba diving since age four, was featured on National Geographic as an Explorer-at-Large, and is best known for studying and immersing himself in the world of sharks.
If interested in volunteering, please contact Pat at 631-334-6824.
Click here for more about Fabien Cousteau and directions to the beach.