A panel discussion on restoring East End bays to the productive habitats they once were will happen next Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott.
In "Restoring Our Bays: Personal Choices and Cultural Shifts," South Fork Sea Farmers, a group that promotes oyster-growing projects to improve water quality and provide a healthy local food source, will explain the individual and collective steps needed to return bays to a state of health.
A panel made up of Sean O'Neill, president and founder of Bridgewater Environmental Services, Judith Weis, professor emerita of biological sciences at Rutgers University, and Alexandra Talty, moderator, will share their insights on the reduction of nitrate and phosphate, their effects in our coastal waters, and ways to create balanced ecosystems in our bays.
Those interested in attending have been invited to arrive at 4:30 to sample local oysters and a glass of wine from Channing Daughters Winery. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required, and wearing face masks inside the studio is recommended.