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How's the Water? An Accabonac Harbor Update

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 11:15

The Accabonac Protection Committee will host its first forum of 2023, in which researchers will provide updates on their work to slow water-quality degradation in Accabonac Harbor, next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Baldwin Family Lecture Room at the East Hampton Library and via Zoom.

Following a reception at 5 p.m., Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for Clean Water Technology will discuss his 10 years of research in the harbor. Dr. Gobler will be followed by Jade Blennau of the Peconic Estuary Partnership, who will discuss salt marsh resilience and building partnerships.

Molly Graffam of Cornell Cooperative Extension will talk about groundwater nitrogen remediation in the harbor. Finally, Bob Tymann of South Fork Sea Farmers, and Nick Cooper and Skye Tanzmann, East Hampton High School students and interns with that group, will deliver an update on existing and proposed oyster reefs in the harbor.

A question-and-answer session will follow. Beverages and snacks will be served.

Registration is required by calling the library, visiting the adult reference desk, or at For those planning to watch by Zoom, a meeting ID and password will be emailed 15 minutes before the start.

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