Recipient, "2014 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Peconic Baykeeper as a recipient of a 2014 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Peconic Baykeeper will be honored on Wednesday, April 30th at the Westbury Manor for its outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
Please help support Peconic Baykeeper in its goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Science Museum of Long Island's programs and services for the children and families of the region!
Here is a summary of Peconic Baykeeper's impressive mission and accomplishments:
On eastern Long Island, a healthy environment equates to a healthy community and a healthy economy. Subsequently, sacrificing the environment has economic and social impacts, as well as ecological. Over the past two decades, scientific studies have confirmed exponential increases of pollution in Long Island's drinking water supply, freshwater streams and ponds, and coastal waters. Peconic Baykeeper is the only member-supported organization exclusively dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island's swimmable, drinkable and fishable waters.
Established in 1998, Peconic Baykeeper uses science, education and law to defend critical watersheds from the tips of the Twin Forks through the Great South Bay. An independent non-profit in the international Waterkeeper movement, Peconic Baykeeper works actively with civic groups, baymen, businesses, children and the community at large to advance coastal conservation.
As Long Island's clear voice for clean water, Peconic Baykeeper understands the complexity of actions and the simplicity of mindset needed to bring life back to our waters. A few of our major accomplishments include halting Suffolk County's destructive wetlands ditching program for mosquito control, spearheading the implementation of a vessel sewage No-Discharge Zone designation for the South Shore and Peconic estuaries, developing a comprehensive water quality restoration plan for Lake Agawam in Southampton, initiating the ongoing regional discussion on nitrogen pollution and a current legal initiative intended to effectively address water pollution from sewage discharges by compelling the NYS Department of Conservation to enforce the Clean Water Act.
Celebrating 16 years of bold leadership, Peconic Baykeeper is effective in its ability to raise awareness and take action. In honor of the spirited and fearless activism at the heart of the Waterkeeper movement, Upworthy, a popular social media website, recently dubbed member organizations, like Peconic Baykeeper, "one part environmental and one part batman".
The 2014 ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. For more information, 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.