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Posted on: July 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Supervisor Romaine, Councilman Loguercio Join CEED for 2023 Quail Release at Longwood Estate

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Farmingville, NY –  On July 28, Supervisor Ed Romaine (second from left) and Councilman Michael Loguercio (third from left) were at the historic Longwood Estate in Ridge to assist the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery (CEED) in the release of 100 northern bobwhite quail into the wild. The bird release is a program sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven and Seatuck Environmental Association. Once abundant on Long Island, northern bobwhite quail are released annually in Brookhaven Town to help control the tick population, especially the deer tick, which is a carrier of Lyme disease. To learn more about CEED and their northern bobwhite quail release program in other communities, visit The annual bobwhite quail release at Longwood Estate is administered by the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management (RSMM). To learn more about Seatuck Environmental Association, visit Also pictured are Stony Brook University student and CEED intern Sara Poon (left); CEED Wildlife Biologist, Site and Program Director, Ranger Eric Powers (fourth from left); Alex and Kate Vilar (right). View quail release video.
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