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Save Our Seagrass Celebration *Note Date Change from Originally Scheduled November 10th event

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In the Wake of Sandy, Our Marine Environment Needs Your Help Now More Than Ever: Show Your support by attending the first annual Save Our Seagrass Fundraising Celebration to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Meadows Program


The recent storm has left a path of destruction across our region, and unfortunately our marine resources have felt the effects as well.  As we come together to rebuild our coastal communities and homes, we must also keep in mind the importance of habitat to our local marine life that we so heavily rely on for economic purposes and recreational enjoyment.  You can do your part in helping us re-establish spawning, nursery, and foraging grounds for our finfish such as flounder and striped bass, and shellfish such as bay scallops and clams by coming out to our Save Our Seagrass Fundraiser.  This event, originally scheduled for November 10th, will now take place on Saturday, November 17th from 5-8pm at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) in Bridgehampton. 


 


The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), in partnership with Save Sag Harbor and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, will be hosting this event to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Meadows Program.  The celebration will take place in a heated event tent on the picturesque grounds of the museum and be catered by Tim Burke Productions.  The event will feature a raw bar of locally harvested shellfish; freshly prepared Peconic Bay Scallops; local wine from Channing Daughters winery; and craft beer from Montauk Brewing Company. Marine-themed artwork created by students of the Ross School will be on display and live music will be provided by the Moto-Wrays, an upbeat jazz/surf rock trio. All proceeds will support local habitat restoration efforts and environmental education initiatives as carried out by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Meadows Program.  General admission tickets are available for $75 per person and Junior Tickets for those aged 30 and under are available for $50 per person.


 


It is requested that tickets be reserved in advance of the event, if possible, but walk-ins will be welcomed.  To reserve your tickets, please contact Kimberly Barbour, CCE’s Habitat Restoration Outreach Specialist at kp237@cornell.edu or 631-921-0302.  Payment can be made via credit card, cash, or check on the evening of the event when you check in at SoFo.  If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to offer a tax-deductible contribution of any denomination to this effort, checks made out to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (memo: Save Our Seagrass) can be sent to Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center 3690 Cedar Beach Road Southold, NY 11971, or dropped off at SoFo.  


 


We hope you’ll be able to join us to celebrate the importance of our marine environment, while providing support to the rebuilding of our local marine habitat.  For more information on our habitat restoration efforts, please visit www.marinemeadows.com or find Marine Meadows on Facebook!  

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