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Latitude 41 Nitrogen Reduction Regional Symposium

Restore America's Estuaries and The Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Restore America's Estuaries (RAE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are pleased to co-host LATITUDE 41 REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Taking Action to Reduce Nitrogen in Long Island Sound, the Peconic Estuary, and the South Shore Bays. The Regional Symposium will provide a forum for a cross-section of local and regional leaders to hear experts from across the region, from the Bronx to Cape Cod, about their experience with the science and practice of reducing nutrient pollution and how it might be applied to Long Island Sound, the Peconic Estuary and South Shore bays.  The symposium will also seek to better understand the development of nitrogen reduction targets in watersheds, their limitations and strengths, and how they can be implemented and monitored. The use of ecological endpoints in estuaries will also be explored, and ways in which they can be used to prevent and reduce nitrogen impairments. 

The symposium will highlight new scientific information about nutrient pollution, explore economic benefits from addressing pollution, discuss ongoing municipal, regional, state and federal efforts and how they align, and highlight funding options to help pay for nutrient reduction strategies and actions. This meeting will be of particular importance to understanding the role of municipal governments in the state and federal nitrogen reduction strategies.


Attendance is targeted to 100-150 participants including leaders from municipal and county governments, conservation and environmental groups, and the private foundation community.


Everyone must register in advance in order to attend. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. Registration will close Wednesday, April 27.


An affordable venue so book your room now!

The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook is a central location that provides excellent and cost-minded travel options. It is located just 25 minutes from Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport, 10 minutes to the Port Jefferson ferry, and just minutes from the Long Island Expressway. 

To make a reservation visit the Hilton custom event website, or call (631) 941-2980 and ask for the Restore America’s Estuaries room block. The sleeping room rate for attendees participating in the room block is only $146 per night plus tax.  If you show a government ID at check in, you will receive the rate of $126 per night plus tax. Reservations must be made no later than April 9, 2016. The hotel has a cancellation policy of 3:00pm 24 hours prior to arrival. Failure to cancel the reservation by the appointed time will result in a penalty equivalent to one full room night rate. Parking is available at no charge. Wi-fi is available at no charge. 


Stay up-to-date with event information at  For questions about your registration, please email Kimberly Burke at kburke@estuaries.orgFor questions about event content and logistics, please email Beth Millemann, Meeting Director, at

Have questions about Latitude 41 Nitrogen Reduction Regional Symposium? Contact Restore America's Estuaries and The Nature Conservancy

When & Where

Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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