Public Comments on Wildlife Refuge Plan
On Tuesday, June 27 at the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, a public meeting was held to discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This draft plan is an outline to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare for the future management of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex over the next 15 years.
Muttontown Board Says Farewell
With the results of the June 20 election accepted, and Julianne Beckerman and her team to be sworn in on July 3, Mayor Richard Murcott and his board summed up their thoughts at their Monday, June 26 meeting. He made a farewell speech as did trustees Ed Henn and Laura Shapiro.
The first American wildlife refuge, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is a federal national wildlife refuge along the mideast shoreline of Florida near Vero Beach. It was set up to protect egrets or wading birds and other birds from extinction by plume hunters. Plumes or feathers from birds were highly sought after to be used as embellishments on women's hats.
Seafaring Women Documentary July 25
The women of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, including Captain Ann Sanborn of Great Neck and Second Mate Adena Kenny from the Bronx, are featured in Shipping Out: The Story of America's Seafaring Women - exclusive premiere Tuesday, July 25 at 8 p.m. on WLIW21. The documentary delves into the little known history of women and the sea.
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