We are proud to help support our friends at the Preserve Plum Island Coalition.
The mission of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition (PPIC) is to secure the permanent protection of the significant natural and cultural resources of Plum Island. The PPIC advocates for comprehensive solutions that safeguard this national treasure; this includes dedicating Plum Island’s undeveloped acreage, approximately 80% of the island, as a national wildlife refuge, or creating a preserve providing equivalent protection in perpetuity. The PPIC recognizes the existence of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) and the jobs supported by this facility. If the Center is closed, and no adaptive reuse occurs, the PPIC supports the removal of non-historic buildings and surplus infrastructure, the clean-up and restoration of any impacted resources, and the dedication of the PIADC property as conservation lands.
Click on the Link Below to help urge the President to Preserve Plum Island as a Historical Monument
Debbie O’Kane and Laura Klahre, members of the North Fork Dark Sky Coalition, talk to Hazel Kahan about why the dark sky–a crucial natural resource–is important, not only to astronomers and nature lovers, but to many many species of birds and insects, our agriculture and tourism economies and to our own sense of wellbeing and wonder.
Save Mattituck Inlet is proud to partner with North Fork Environmental Council (NFEC) in providing real-time, preliminary results on dissolved oxygen in Mattituck Inlet. NFEC is participating in the Unified Water Study, launched and organized by Save the Sound.
The Unified Water Study: Long Island Sound Embayment Research (UWS) more info here is a groundbreaking water quality monitoring protocol in which groups around Long Island Sound can collect comparable data on the ecological health of our bays and harbors.
Once NFEC's team has collected the dissolved oxygen samples, SMI will provide the preliminary data in real time here on our website and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
When dissolved oxygen levels in our waterways drop, marine life can suffer and/or die.