Long Island is facing a water crisis, with regard to both the fresh drinking water aquifers that sustain our daily lives and the salty coastal waters that enrich them. This crisis is reflected by what has been a steady, many decades-long deterioration in water quality, from excess nitrogen fueled by human sewage, to toxic plumes and spills, all while we “mine” our water supply by taking out more water than is being replenished.
2023 LI Natural History Conference
Videos of all the presentations from the 2023 Long Island Natural History Conference are now available online.
Long Island Mammal Survey
The Long Island Mammal Survey was launched in 2023 to assess populations of terrestrial and semi-aquatic mammal across Long Island.
Volunteer River Herring & Eel Survey
The annual Long Island Volunteer River Herring & Eel Survey is one of Long Island’s longest running community science projects.
Bat Map Long Island
Bat Map Long Island About Bat Map LI BatMap Long Island is a community science project that enlists bat lovers in an effort to identify important bat foraging sites and roosts across Long Island. Participants are simply asked to submit
Coyote Tracker is a community science project that engages Long Islanders in the effort to monitor the colonization of our region by Eastern Coyotes.
Terrapin Watch was established in 2020. Interested in helping? If you’ve seen any terrapins, you can fill out our terrapin survey today!
In addition to our work at Penataquit Creek, Bellmore Creek and West Brook, Seatuck has been involved in connectivity and restoration efforts across Long Island over the past decade as part of the River Revival Project. The following are some examples highlight the extent of this work.
LI Natural History Conference
The Long Island Natural History Conference was established by the Long Island Nature Organization (LINO) in 2012 to support education and research about the natural history of Long Island. The conference resulted from the vision and dedication of Mike Bottini, Tim Green, John Turner and the late James Monaco.
Frogs and Salamanders
Seatuck’s Vernal Pool Project, launched in 2020, seeks to inventory, restore and protect ecologically valuable vernal pool habitat across Long Island. These unique places are essential to a wonderful assemblage of wildlife, including many of our region’s frogs and salamanders (and fairy shrimp!).