Tick & Tick Borne Disease
Tick species have become a growing concern in the United States. Tick species and their associated diseases vary by location and region. It is important to be aware of ticks and the signs of the diseases they carry. Click here for our new Tick Resource page to learn more about the Ticks and diseases they may carry here in Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Master Gardener Bulb Sale
Master Gardener Volunteers are neighbors teaching neighbors about horticultural topics and environmentally sound gardening practices.This Bulb Sale fundraiser helps fund important projects and initiatives across Suffolk County.Click here to view a flipbook of the bulbs available for sale. Ready to order? Click here for an online order form, or download a PDF order form you can mail (or email) in to place your order.
Derelict Lobster Pot Removal
The Fisheries Team has been hard at work this spring collecting abandoned and derelict lobster pots from Long Island Sound. Over the course of seven trips out of Mt Sinai harbor, Fisheries staff, with tremendous help from local fisherman John German, have collected more than 800 pots. These pots will either be returned to their rightful owners, or recycled at a recycling facility. Removing these pots from the environment is important not only because of how they continue to contribute to the issues of marine debris in general but also because a significant number of them are still catching lobsters and are thus adding to the “fishing effort” for lobsters in Long Island Sound. Our data shows that 20% of the derelict lobster traps recovered had one or more lobsters in them and of this 20%, 4% of the lobsters were dead. This is known as “ghost fishing”. Over the years, the Fisheries team has pulled up over 19,000 lobster traps! For more about this program, visit the project page here.
PRIDE at the Farm!

We had a fantastic time hosting our first ever PRIDE event at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center. Families joined us for story hour featuring Bella Noche, Tasty demonstrations from our Community Education department, crafts, yoga and more! Stay tuned for more fun events like this!
Upcoming Events
¡Nuevo! Programas de español
Now Hiring! Join our Team!

Looking to join the CCE-Suffolk crew? Know someone looking for a job? Spend your summer outdoors helping to lead and inspire the next generation. Click for more information on each of these exciting positions.
CCE-Suffolk visits the Suffolk County Legislature
Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel stopped by Suffolk County Legislature with Parent Educator Cara Weiner Sultan and Bilingual Family Well-Being Educator Dinah Torres Castro to talk about their work on Parent and Community Education, Building Skills & Expanding Knowledge in Suffolk County with the Seniors and Human Services Committee Chaired by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about these important programs!
Supporter Spotlight
CCE-Suffolk in the news: WCBS-880AM's Tick Segment featuring CCE’s Dr Tamson Yeh
CCE-Suffolk Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel and Marine Program Director Chris Pickerell had the opportunity fo visit with Senator Alexis Weik to discuss our programs across Suffolk County. Thank you, Senator Weik!
Thank you to Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella and Legislative Aide Tim Rothang for stopping by the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center this morning! It was great to be able to share the programs and work we do at the Farm and across the county, as well as how we can collaborate! We look forward to working together!
Rave Reviews: Educator Kerri Kreh Reda
We are proud of the work all of our educators do, but love when we get such stellar feedback! Thank you, Manhasset Coalition Against Substance Abuse for sharing with us your experience working with Child Development Educator Kerri Kreh Reda:
"It has been such a pleasure working with your organization. Kerri is a wonderful presenter. She is so knowledgeable and her delivery is exceptional. She is a true professional and I look forward to working with her in the future."
Latin Impact Awards: Honoring CCE-Suffolk's Vanessa Pino Lockel
We're so proud to have Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel as an honoree at the Latin Impact Awards.
The awards recognize community leaders, volunteers, philanthropists, business owners & employees from all sectors; as a way of saying "Thank you" for making a difference in the day to day lives of others.