Category Archives: Education

Pick It Up! July Results

On Saturday, July 9 we continued our Pick It Up! beach cleanups in an effort to eradicate Long Island of marine debris. Crab Meadow beach was postponed, and a cleanup was conducted by a volunteer later in the month. Thank you to our team of biologists, volunteers, and the public who helped us in our mission! Here are this month’s results:

Roanoke
Bags Filled – 2
Trash Collected – 16.4 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.5 miles

Ponquogue
Bags Filled – 1
Trash Collected – 2.7 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.5 miles

Cedar Beach
Bags Filled – 4
Trash Collected – 22.6 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.75 miles

Fire Island National Seashore at Smithpoint
Bags Filled – 5
Trash Collected – 74 lbs
Distance Cleaned – 0.75 miles

Crab Meadow 
Bags Filled: 1
Trash Collected: 15 lbs
Distance: 1 mile

In total, we picked up 130.7 pounds of garbage across a total of 3.5 miles combined!

Join us again on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at these same beaches, and help us rid our precious island of marine debris!

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Pick It Up! 2016 Summer Dates

Join us for our “Pick It Up!” initiative in an effort to clean up Long Island’s beaches!On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation staff and volunteers will be at 5 beaches across Long Island to collect the marine debris that poses a threat to our marine environment… Continue Reading

Congrats to Jericho Elementary School on Winning The Adoption Challenge!

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Adoption Challenge – Jericho Elementary School! These students hosted the Cupcake Wars, where one of our volunteers was lucky enough to be invited as a judge and taste all of these delicious goodies. Through their efforts, they raised $3,304 to adopt animals! We had 21 schools in… Continue Reading

TakePart.com: Yes, New York City Has Sea Turtles and Seals, and Some Awesome People Are Rescuing Them

Marine wildlife is thriving in the country’s biggest metropolitan area, and a rescue group is working to keep it that way. Stranded sea turtles usually start appearing along the Northeast coast of the United States in late November, as the animals that did not make it south in time to avoid falling ocean temperatures become… Continue Reading

Students Get Creative With Our Adoption Challenge

Each year students across Long Island participate in our Adoption Challenge in an effort to raise awareness for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, and help support the rehabilitation of marine mammals and sea turtles in need. The school that raises the most money through animal adoptions wins the opportunity to name a… Continue Reading