New Microplastics Study Begins / More Oyster Planting
Quail Release at Historic Longwood Estate
Did you know that quail are a natural predator of ticks? They are! With that in mind, the Town of Brookhaven has been raising quail, to be released as a natural way to fend off the tick population. This year, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio were both on hand at the Historic Longwood Estate, as 75 quail were released on the property.
The First Oyster Bar Reef in the Town of Brookhaven
On Wednesday, August 14, Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico announced the completion of the Town of Brookhaven's first Oyster Bar Reef in the water off of East Moriches.
Clam Planting in Bellport Harbor
Watch Town staff prepare to plant 75,000 hard clam seeds into the Bellport Bay, in an effort to bring clams and clamming back to the Great South Bay.
Oyster Planting in Mount Sinai Harbor
Watch Town staff prepared to plant 14,000 oysters into the harbor. Each adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day. After the oyster planting, stay tuned to see how the oysters grow from seeds at the Town of Brookhaven's Shellfish Culture Facility.
Half Shells for Habitat
Supervisor Ed Romaine recently discussed how the Town of Brookhaven reuses oyster shells from restaurants to create Oyster Reefs.
Clam Planting in Bellport Bay
Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Neil Foley recently spoke with Bay Management Specialists Craig Strong and Dwight Surgan at Corey Beach Marina about clam planting with an aim to bring back the bay!
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Throughout Town
The Town of Brookhaven recently unveiled the Town’s two, new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations located at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai. The installation of EV stations at accessible and convenient locations in Brookhaven supports the use of electric vehicles by residents and visitors. The Town also installed two EV Charging Stations at the Moriches Bay Recreation Center and the Parks Administration Building in Centereach. The cost of the EV Charging Stations is approximately $22,000 per site. Most of the costs are funded through a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) and rebates from LIPA. Read Press Release
Town Releases More Quail to Help Reduce Tick Population
Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Council recently released more than 30 Bobwhite Quail into the wild at Town Hall. The bird release is a program sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven and Seatuck Environmental Association. The birds are released to help control the tick population, especially the deer tick, which is a carrier of Lyme disease. The Quail eggs were incubated and hatched after 23 days, then released into the wild after 6 weeks of care. Recently, the Town also released 40 Bobwhite Quail at Longwood Estate in Ridge. Read Press Release