Join us at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike, to celebrate National Trails Day. We will announce the winners of our photo contest and present prizes. Refreshments will be served.
Floaters at Round Pond, Link to Article by Jim Ash
To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, FLPG was joined by local politicians, governmental staff, and environmentalists for the first Long Pond Greenbelt Summit. The group celebrated the collective action that created the Greenbelt and discussed our plans for the future, which include continued efforts to: (1) preserve more land, redefining the Greenbelt target area to encompass its hydrological boundaries; (2) implement multi-stakeholder processes for management of mutual areas, such as common signage and enforcement; and (3) develop educational and outreach programs to raise the public’s awareness of this unique area and familiarize newly elected officials and others about why the Greenbelt is such an environmental treasure.
Thank You to Our Adopt a Patch Volunteers
Thank you to the volunteers who came out to Vineyard Field on May 1 to start the hand pulling removal of the invasive autumn olive.
The next Adopt a Patch work date is Saturday, June 4th at 10am. Join us to continue working on your patch or to claim your patch!
Greenbelt Champion Laura Smith Bench Dedication
2021 Champion of the Greenbelt,Laura Smith, was back in the Greenbelt on May 11th for our bench dedication ceremony in her honor. The bench is at Little Long Pond off Laurel Lane in Sag Harbor. Pictured (L-R): Seated: Laura Smith and her husband, Dennis Carpenter; Standing: Peter Wilson, FLPG Board Member; Ron Carter, retired CPF Ranger; Juliana Quant, CPF Environmental Analyst; Emily Estration, CPF Environmental Analyst; John Bouvier, SH Town Councilman; Sandra Ferguson, FLPG Vice President; Howard Reisman, STPS Board Member; Janice Scherer, SH Town Planning Administrator; Tommy John Schiavoni, SH Town Councilman; Lisa Kombrink, CPF Manager; Dai Dayton, FLPG President; and Jackson Dodds, FLPG Honorary Board Member.
2022 Sundays at Two Lecture Series Kicks Off
We started with a blank canvas to kick off our 2022 Sundays at Two lecture series – literally! Artist Viktor Butko demonstrated plein air painting in the Greenbelt on May 22nd. There is no lecture planned for Sunday, June 19th, which is the Juneteenth holiday. FLPG will resume Sundays at Two in July with two lectures: on Sunday, July 10th, Chenae Bullock of the Shinnecock Nation will lead an Indigenous Ecological Knowledge plant walk; and on Sunday, July 17th, Mary Morgan of Drawndown East End will share her favorite climate solutions for everyday life. Details to follow.
Upcoming Events in June
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Saturday, June 4 – National Trails Day Photo Contest Awards Ceremony, 1:00 p.m. LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, June 11 – Dragonfly Day Celebration, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Vineyard Field, behind South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO), 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Details inside.
Monday, June 13 – FLPG Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Zoom link:
Tuesday, June 14 – Full Strawberry Super Moon Hike, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by FLPG and SOFO. Join us on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. It was christened for the strawberry because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
Saturday, June 18 – Old Farm Road Cleanup, 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. Leader: Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.
Sunday, June 26 – Place & Story/Humanities New York Reading Group, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. This month's book selection is Grizzly Years, In Search of the American Wilderness, by Doug Peacock. To join the group (which includes a loan of each month’s book or you can purchase on your own), email firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Place & Story” in the subject line. LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86561299806?pwd=VnhVQS8zclVZa0wwYWFkTGlpUzlQQT09
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