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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Town Marine Environmental Stewardship Center at Cedar Beach Re-Opens to the Public

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Farmingville, NY – On July 8, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Jane Bonner were on hand for re-opening of the Town of Brookhaven’s Marine Environmental Stewardship Center after being closed to the public for more than a year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Town facility, also known as the Nature Center of Mt. Sinai Cedar Beach, is open Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through Labor Day, September 6. Parking for the center is in the main lot at Cedar Beach, just a short walk to the west via the beach or walking trail. Pictured left to right are Supervisor Romaine; Town Environmental Educator, Nicole Pocchaire; Daniel Doherty; Tamara Doherty; Derrick Jewett, Alexander Acevedo; and Councilwoman Bonner.

Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “The Nature Center at Cedar Beach is a great place to get up close and personal with nature. Now that its open, I encourage everyone to take advantage of all the programs that are offered this summer and throughout the year.”

Councilwoman Bonner said, “There is so much to learn about our environment and the Nature Center at Cedar Beach is a good place to start. I thank Nicole Pocchaire and our Environmental Protection staff for all they did to get the center up and running in time for the summer season.”

Upcoming programs offered at the Cedar Beach Marine Environmental Stewardship Center are “Junior Environmental Stewards” for ages 11and older on July 17 at 2:00 pm; “Full Moon Walk” on July 22 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; and “Growing Up Wild” for ages 3-6 on July 31 at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. For more information, go to the Town's website.
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