The SEAGRASS.LI Newsletter

The importance of seagrasses to Long Island’s estuaries is well known in the scientific community, but most Long Islanders are "blissfully unaware" of seagrasses and their value to our local waters. Our local seagrass, eelgrass (Zostera marina) is in a critical state due to both anthropogenic (human) and environmental stresses, and these important habitatts need our help to reestablish and flourish again. For over a decade, our habitat restoration team at Cornell Cooperative Extension has been working to conserve and restore eelgrass with innovative and site-specific methods. In order to gain more support and interest from LI communities, we have created SEAGRASS.LI, a newsletter (and website) intended to increase local awareness and stress the importance of conserving seagrasses, bridging the gap between researchers, public figures, and residents of Long Island. SEAGRASS.LI gives us the opportunity to share some of our experiences in the field of seagrass conservation and restoration as well as to keep you up to date with our current projects. If you would like to receive a hard copy of our newsletter by mail, please email requesting the newsletter and include your mailing address. Otherwise, electronic copies (in .pdf format) of our newsletter are always available here on our website for your convenience (click on the issues below). Thanks for your interest and support!


Spring '06 Issue
Summer '06 Issue
Spring '08 Issue


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