Accabonac Harbor – Salt marsh restoration/rehabilitation project

Good News!

Accabonac Harbor- Friday, May 21, 2021 – we did a salt marsh walk through the various polygons we survey during the summer months for Suffolk County Vector in an effort to identify the mosquito larvae breeding “hot spots” – this enables SCV to specifically target treatment weekly- during past summers, there had been overall spraying of pesticides—-now, as a direct result of our surveying and collecting data, there is targeted treatment and there have been weeks when no treatment was needed! A step in the right direction- Continued data collection is scheduled for Summer 2021.

More Good News!

We are now working together to create a full plan to help restore and rehabilitate the salt marsh so that it is properly functioning. The health of the salt marsh is vital to fish, indigenous plants, birds, and the water itself. Represented in the photo: The East Hampton Town Trustees: 2020 – 2021 , Town of East Hampton The Nature Conservancy Peconic Estuary Partnership NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Accabonac Protection Committee residents of Springs and marine biologists/professors of Rutgers University Judith S. Weis , Pete Weis, Dr. Christine Ganitsch, @SuffolkCountyVectorControl -Tom Iwanekjo, Edwina von Gal founder of The Perfect Earth Project & Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming

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