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Peconic Estuary Program Management Committee Full Day Strategic Planning Meeting

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 11/15/2017 | Views: 2483



 The Peconic Estuary Program Management Committee has scheduled:

A Full-Day Strategic Planning Meeting on November 17, 2017.

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Seatuck Environmental Association- Suffolk County Environmental Center

550 South Bay Avenue,

Islip, NY 11751



We will be discussing the EPA's findings for the Peconic Estuary Program's 2017 Program Evaluation and facilitate a discussion on ways to address these issues.

The evaluation of the PEP is conducted by the EPA every 5 years with the primary purpose being to help EPA determine whether the 28 National Estuary Programs are making adequate progress implementing their Comprehensive Conservation Management Plans (CCMP). As we discussed at the September PEP Management Committee meeting, it is mostly complimentary, but does identify some important challenges and lays out a timeline in which we are being asked to develop and then implement a plan to address those challenges.


The Peconic Estuary is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), which aims to protect and preserve nationally significant estuaries that are threatened by pollution, development, or overuse. The Peconic Estuary was named an “estuary of national significance” in 1992.

The Peconic Estuary Program is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS). SCDHS operates the program office and provides the day-to-day management functions and the technical and administrative support to the program.


Call 631-852-5750, for more information about this meeting.














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