Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Jennifer Wilson-Pines as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Jennifer will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
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A summary of Jennifer Wilson-Pine's impressive list of accomplishments:
Jennifer Wilson-Pines is the Executive Director of the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, an inter-municipal group of 13 villages, the Town and County, focused on improving water quality in Manhasset Bay. From 1997 to 2006 she served four terms as a Trustee and Deputy Mayor of the Village of Manorhaven, representing Manorhaven on the Committee and serving as the Chair. She subsequently served 2 years as the village Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, until stepping into the Executive Director position in 2008. She represents MBPC as member of the Long Island Sound Study’s Citizens Advisory Committee and sits on the LISS Management Committee Non-point source sub-committee. Recent projects included Boater Pollution Education, helping implement a Long Island Green Infrastructure Conference, and a joint grant with sister protection committees focused on septic education.
She has been active with the North Shore Audubon Society since 1996, as a past president, vice president, current Co- president, conservation chair, newsletter editor, field trip leader, and educator. She co-authored three of Audubon New York’s standing resolutions, focused on human/bird interactions, invasive issues, and Long Island Sound. She has written successful grants, including one for restoration of native habitat at Garvies Point Preserve, and over seen volunteer work groups. On behalf of North Shore Audubon and the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, she has been the beach captain for the Ocean Conservancy International Beach Clean Up atManorhavenBeachsince 1997.
In 2003, she co-founded the Port Washington Parks Conservancy with Myron Blumenfeld and Eric Pick, and currently serves as Co-chair. Their main focus has been Stannards Brook Park, now undergoing a million dollar restoration. Their next project is an Asian Garden, plans for which were recently accepted by the Town of North Hempstead, recognizing the expanding cultural diversity in Port Washington.
She has served on two North Hempstead Town Commissions, Waterfront Advisory and Ecological, since early 2000’s. She was a board member of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington for many years and serves as an advisor to PW Green. She helped implement the Sheets Creek East clean up with then Commissioner of Public Safety, now Supervisor, Jon Kaiman. She was active in starting up the Nassau Countywide Geese Peace program, and participated for many years on the Long Island Invasive Species Management group. She is also active as a board member of the Port Washington Community Chest.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.