Thu, Dec 08|
Port Washington Public Library
Ecosystem Restoration at the Science Museum of Long Island - Presentation at the Port Washington Library
Join us at the Port Washington Public Library for a special presentation on the stewardship and restoration efforts of the 36-acre Leeds Pond Preserve at the Science Museum of Long Island (SMLI). Guests who can't make it in person will also be able to join via zoom to watch the presentation.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050, USA
Join us at the Port Washington Public Library for a special presentation on the stewardship and restoration efforts of the 36 acre Leeds Pond Preserve at the Science Museum of Long Island (SMLI). The grounds of the Science Museum include beautiful habitats, with mid-to-late successional forest of oaks, maples, beech, and tulip trees, and is currently at risk of compromise because of the beech leaf disease and other invasive pests. This presentation will be given by Frank Piccininni, founder of Spadefoot Design and Construction and co-founder of SMPIL Consulting Ltd., both of which specialize in habitat restoration. With a focus on adaptive management, Mr. Piccinini will explore initiatives aimed at restoring the ecological health of the grounds, supporting wildlife habitats and wetland ecosystem function. He will highlight techniques for invasive species management and introduce strategies for reducing the prevalence of harmful, non-native and invasive species. These restoration efforts aim to regenerate disturbed woodlands and turn them into thriving ecosystems, offering a nature sanctuary for future generations to enjoy. (Co-sponsored by Transition Town Port Washington)