Farmingville, NY – On September 17, Supervisor Ed Romaine visited the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s (CEED) Annual Fall Equinox Festival at Washington Lodge in Brookhaven Hamlet. The event featured demonstrations, children’s activities, music, dance, Indigo Garden Arts, Nature Initiative, Wild Heart Nature Connection and more. CEED is a non-profit initiative to bring nature connection and environmental education to the community. In June 2017, the Art & Nature Group executed a license agreement with the Town of Brookhaven to operate, manage and offer environmental education programs as a nature center which includes an over 7,300 square foot historic house on two acres of grassland and woods located at 287 South Country Road in Brookhaven hamlet. Pictured are Supervisor Romaine (left) and CEED Executive Director, Sally Wellinger.
The 9.6 acre Washington Lodge property was once owned by George Constant Louis Washington (1871-1946), the man who invented an early process for instant coffee. The activities at CEED include environmental education and interpretation activities; nature study, bird watching; drawing, painting, photography and more. Visit www.CEEDLI.org or call 631-803-6780 for more information.