Monthly NFEC Board Meeting — Open to the Public

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Autumn 2014 Newsletter

NORTH FORK VIEWS — Autumn 2014

Take a moment to look at this issue of Snapshots and get a better feel of the big picture of some of the issues facing the North Fork.Snapshots logo

Some of the items covered include:

  • East Hampton Helicopter meeting
  • The latest EPCAL plan
  • The LI Clean Water Bill
  • The East End deer issue
  • A fossil-fuel electric plant at EPCAL?
  • NFEC Chili Night, Friday, Oct 24
  • NFEC to honor retiring LIFB Exec. Dir. Joe Gergela
  • The County and the Drinking Water Protection Plan
  • 10×10=100 Art Show and Sale
  • Plastic Bag Ban

We’ve attended many day, evening and weekend meetings in Riverhead, Southold and across Long Island over the past few months for you. Now catch up on the issues.

Click the following link for the latest edition of North Fork Views — Snapshots.

Snapshots: Autumn 2014

We’ve Lost a Special Person — Paul Stoutenburgh

nfec logoToday, we mourn the passing of private citizen, teacher, activist, co-founder and past president of the North Fork Environmental Council, a long-time Suffolk Times columnist and devoted family man, Paul Stoutenburgh.

Over the decades, Paul’s voice, his written words and his actions, and those of his wife, children and grandchildren have helped to shape, share and protect what makes the North Fork so special and precious. He let us see and feel the special beauty of what we have here on the North Fork through not only his eyes but his heart. He helped us see what he saw, hear what he heard and revel in the beauty and wonder of nature he so loved.

Paul Stoutenburgh was a special man who played an important role in our community for many years. He will be missed but the man and the lessons he taught us will not be forgotten.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

The NFEC Board of Directors

NFEC — Guide to Water Basics

The NFEC Gives a Snapshot View of the Water Issues Facing Long Island

Take a moment to look at this Guide to Water Basics and get a better understanding of what’s happening right under our feet and all around us.

It’s important, it’s timely and it’s all about the facts.

Snapshots: Your NFEC Guide to Water Basics

Monthly NFEC Board Meeting — Open to the Public


Title: Monthly NFEC Board Meeting — Open to the Public
Location: 12700 Main Road, Mattituck
Description: Have an issue or concern you’d like to discuss with the NFEC’s Board of Directors? If so, join us at our monthly Board meeting. It’s open to the public. We just ask that you call the office in advance so we can be sure to put you on the agenda.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2014-06-09
End Time: 20:30

Richard Noncarrow Environmentalist of the Year Awards Program

Title: Richard Noncarrow Environmentalist of the Year Awards Program
Location: American Legion Hall, 51655 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Link out: Click here
Description: The this year, the North Fork Environmental Council (NFEC) will be presenting its Richard Noncarrow Environmentalist of the Year Award to Lori Luscher and Greta Schiller for their roles in not only removing the invasive plant phragmites from Marion Lake over the past seven years but for their ongoing work in promoting community activism through Ms. Schiller’s documentary, “The Marion Lake Story” – which will be shown at the event – and the creation of the WAVES Campaign — Water Advocates, Volunteers, Enthusiasts and Students.

Other recognitions to be bestowed at this event include the NFEC’s Environmental Champion, being presented this year to the Long Island Clean Water Partnership and its founders Dick Amper (L.I. Pine Barrens Society), Bob DeLuca (Group for the East End), Adrienne Esposito (Concerned Citizens for the Environment) and Kevin McDonald (Nature Conservancy), for their work in developing and executing an Island-wide public awareness and education program around the fragile state of our ground and surface waters.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2014-06-19
End Time: 20:30