Between April and October, we have various volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Trawling: Full-day boating trips designed to collect data on fish populations, habitat distribution, and water quality. Heavy lifting required.

  • eDNA sampling: Full-day boating trips to collect water samples for DNA extraction.

  • Eelgrass restoration: One-time event that involves bagging eelgrass shoots and deploying them at our focus area. Date TBA, usually a Saturday in June.

  • Shell Recycling: Collecting discarded shells from partner restaurants in the Port Jefferson area. Shells will be used to build oyster reefs in the bay.

  • BRUV viewing: Watching underwater videos and recording the species that appear. Familiarity with estuarine species preferred. Can be done remotely.

  • Map making: Creating maps as necessary through ESRI's ArcGIS platform.

If you are interested in helping with any of the above responsibilities, shoot us an email at shinnecockbay@gmail.com.

Concrete schedules will be posted as the field season approaches. Stay tuned!

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Trawling

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Eelgrass restoration

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Shell Recycling