Learn To Be…
Tobacco Free this November
In an effort to assist residents who are gearing up to quit smoking, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is expanding its smoking cessation program throughout Suffolk County during the month of November.
Programs starting in November include:
Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., November 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, and 17 (Contact: 537-0015)
Department of Health Services, 725 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge, NY
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, and 19 (Contact: 853-3187)
Call 853-4017 for more information.
Seal Walks Come to Cupsogue
The Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park (at the western end of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach) will depart from area near the fence at the western end of the parking lot. The CRESLI will host a number of seal watching walks to help county residents get better acquainted with nature. Meeting times are 15 minutes prior to departure. These walks are suitable for children. The CRESLI will lead an approximately two-hour, one-mile walk to observe a variety of species. “Parents and teachers will be interested to know the walks are suitable for children,” added Schneiderman, a former science teacher.
Historically, Long Island’s seal species have included harbor and gray seals, which are relatively abundant in nearby waters from late fall until late spring. However, “arctic” species such as harp, hooded, and ringed seals that were once extremely rare for Long Island, have been increasingly sighted in recent years.
WHAT: Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park
WHEN: Saturday, December 14 @ 10:00am
Sunday, December 15 @ 11:00am
Saturday, December 28 @ 9:00am
Sunday, December 29 @ 9:30am
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 9:00am
Sunday, January 12, 2014 @ 9:30am
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 8:30am
Sunday, January 26 @ 9:00am
WHERE: Cupsogue parking lot, western end, Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
For more information, or to reserve a spot, please call the Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island at (631) 244-3352. Reservations are required and should be made by clicking here. Cost = Suggested donation of $5/adult, $3/child (under 12) will help support CRESLI’s research programs. Please note that weather will play a significant role in determining the seal walk schedule