Long Island: Moriches Bay Project Oysters on the Beach - May 19

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Alumni Association of New York
Co-sponsor(s): 
Yale Blue Green
When: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30am to 2:30pm
Where: 
906 Dune Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Description: 

Come back to the beach for year 2 of oyster planting! Help the Moriches Bay Project kick off the 2018 season with a day of volunteering!  Projects will include the creation of oyster cages for the oyster farms and burlap disks for eelgrass weaving. You will learn from local scientists why eelgrass planting and oyster farming are so essential to improving the quality of the water in our local bays.

Schedule:

10:30am-11:00am:  Introduction on the Moriches Bay project. Breakfast provided by Best Market of Westhampton Beach

11:00am-1:00 pm:  Oyster cage and eelgrass disc hands-on projects. Learn why oysters and eelgrass are vital to our bays

1:30pm-2:00pm:  Demonstration and talk on the water monitoring program - M.B.O.S.

2:00pm-2:30pm: Questions and Answers

More information will be provided upon registration.

Parking on site.

Site Coordinator: 
Lisa Tannenbaum ‘02
(631) 229-5982
 
Jessica P. Scott ‘17 MEM (Forestry), Yale Blue Green
ybgnyc@gmail.com
570-238-7662