Young’s Island is a man made dredged island about half a mile long located in Stony Brook Harbor, running parallel to Sand Street Beach. It serves as nesting grounds for many species of migratory shorebirds. In order to get to Young’s Island we will need to take a short kayak trip across the channel. Be ready to paddle and learn more about the birds that use this strip of sand as a stopover route~ all while helping to protect them!
We are making an effort to clean this area twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring to ensure the health and safety of our local birds.
We will be meeting in the second parking lot on Shore Road in front of Stony Brook Yacht Club where we will be using the boat launch for our kayaks.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Bagged lunch and snack
- Water bottle
- Thicker garden gloves for trash pickup
- Clothing: Please wear water resistant clothing or something that might get a little wet and layer up- it will feel colder on the water then on land! You can always bring a change of shoes but I would recommend water shoes or something similar to kayak, sneakers will get wet but should be worn for the cleanup portion.
- Backpack to put extra layers in