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Eelgrass Restoration Workshop

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.

We will be hosting a workshop with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program in which we will be making burlap discs. These burlap discs serve as anchor points for eelgrass which the CCE team is working to restore to surrounding wetlands. Eelgrass is essential to a healthy ecosystem by providing nursery habitat for juvenile fish, providing habitat for seahorses, stabilizing sediment, combating erosion and strengthening coastal dunes. Join us to make burlap “tortillas” which will be used later on in the year for marsh planting.

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Example of how the burlap discs are used for marsh restoration

 

WHAT TO BRING/FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Hat/bugspray
  • Water bottle

Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Nature Initiative

Venue

Avalon Barn
Shep Jones Lane
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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