Hallocks Bay Orient NY

The State of the Bays & Water 2024 

North Fork Civics are pleased to present “The State of the Bays & Water 2024” by Christopher Gobler, Ph.D., on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

Dr. Gobler is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University. He also serves as Director of New York State Center for Clean Water Technology.

Dr. Gobler will provide an overview of the health of our water — the bays and LI Sound, as well as our drinking water. Dr. Gobler will review land-groundwater-drinking water connectivity and how watershed activities influence these interactions. Recent water quality impairments will be discussed. Watershed and in-the-water solutions for water quality impairment will be highlighted.

The good news is Long Island has become a hub for novel solutions to mitigate water quality impairment and climate change. The New York State Clean Water Technology Center at Stony Brook University has identified cost-effective technologies that, when implemented can restore water quality and fisheries.

The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the state of the beautiful waters that surround us, the water beneath us — our groundwater — which is the sole source of our drinking water, and what they can do to help improve water quality.

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The North Fork Civics are a coalition of civic groups from the hamlets of Southold Town. North Fork Civics • Orient Association • East Marion Community Association • Greenport Civic • Southold Peconic Civic Association • New Suffolk Civic Association • Cutchogue Civic Association • Mattituck Laurel Civic Association • • Fishers Island Community Board •