Seatuck’s Long Island River Revival Project seeks to restore the ecological health of the region’s coastal rivers and streams.
Long Island’s abundant coastal tributaries-a legacy of our glacial history-were once an important part of the island’s coastal ecosystem. For thousands of years they provided a vital link between upland and marine habitats.
Unfortunately, the island’s rivers and streams have been undervalued and mistreated for centuries. From historic impoundments for mills and ice to ever-encroaching development, our tributaries have been significantly degraded and their ecological functions severely compromised.
By reestablishing connectivity, improving habitat, and rebuilding populations of migratory fish, we can restore our tributaries to their proper role in the coastal ecosystem. In the process we can reconnect communities with their local waterways.