2024

May 9, 2024

TNC  Mashomack Miss Annie's Creek

TNC Mashomack Miss Annie's Creek

Since 2024

In New York, US

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Welcome to Project R.I.S.E., Peconic Baykeeper’s  community science initiative to document long-term climate impacts and coastal change in the Peconic Estuary Watershed. Please help support this project by submitting your photos each time you visit this site!

Edged in white by 11 miles of coastline, Mashomack  on Shelter Island is considered one of the richest habitats in the Northeast. Just 90 miles from New York City, the preserve covers over 2,350 acres of interlacing tidal creeks, mature oak woodlands, fields, freshwater marshes and underwater lands.

Mashomack has a rich mix of human and natural history. This ancestral land of the Manhanset peoples has housed generations of farmers, fishers and those seeking refuge from the constant bustle of life. Few know that the preserve was once a hunt and game club, and even fewer know that it was nearly transformed into housing developments more than once. Thankfully, The Nature Conservancy , together with the residents of Shelter Island and Long Island, was able to pull together a last-minute effort to save this "Jewel of the Peconic."

About Peconic Baykeeper

Peconic Baykeeper is a not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island's drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waters. Established in 1998 as Long Island's clean water advocate, Peconic Baykeeper uses science, education, and law to defend critical watersheds from the tips of the Twin Forks through the Great South Bay.

Project R.I.S.E. (Recording Inundation Surrounding the Estuary), is Peconic Baykeeper's community science and outreach initiative to help document long-term climate impacts and coastal change in the Peconic Estuary Watershed. This is one of fifteen current sites selected for this project with funding support from the Peconic Estuary Partnership. Learn more about Project  RISE and our other programs here!


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