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Volunteer Opportunity - 11th Annual Ludwigia Pull Peconic River

Join us for the 11th Annual Ludwigia Pull on Long Island’s Peconic River

boater with pulled ludwigia

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Come join DEC staff working to rid the Peconic River of water primrose (Ludwigia peploides), a freshwater invasive plant that has been found throughout the river system.

  • When: Thursday, July 27, 9 a.m., rain or shine
  • Where: Baits & Barrels, 1315 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY (DIRECTIONS: LIE Exit 72 East on West Main Street (Rte 25) to Baits & Barrels about a mile)
  • What to Bring: Bring waders if you have them (some will be supplied), gloves, sunscreen, lunch and water.

DEC staff and volunteers will be working from canoes and boats, and off-loading the pulled material on to the shore for composting at the DEC Facility at Ridge so that it no longer poses a risk of re-spreading into another water body.

DEC Contact: Bill Fonda or Aphrodite Montalvo at (631) 444-0350. Day of Event – (516) 808-2731.