Tour Sites + Schedule

Visit vendors, pick up information and attend panels/talks and films from 12-5PM
at the Hub, Port of Egypt
Doors open at 11AM for Tour Tickets
Reception 5-7PM
Tours start at noon. 

TOUR SITES  Noon – 5 PM:  

Briermere Farms
4414 Sound Ave., Riverhead    
Hayride tours of the orchards in bloom. Learn about large scale composting and farming.Tours:  1 PM and 3 PM   

Gabrielson Farms  LLC
196 West Lane, Aquebogue (for gps use Riverhead)               
Visit this “green” greenhouse, proving that protecting the environment also makes economic sense. 
Tours:   1 PM     2 PM     3 PM

Mattituck Inlet (Route 48, W of Love Lane 
Visit the first WATERWASH project, designed by artist Lillian Ball to retain and treat stormwater before it reaches the Inlet.  Self-guided - explanatory signage on site.   

Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue   
Tour this 300-acre, historic, bicentennial farm at the edge of the sea, known for its best practices. While traveling by wagon, view an historic cider press and working beehive, and enjoy stunning views. 
Tours:   1 PM    3 PM 8

Hands Farm                
4735 Cox Lane, Cutchogue          
Visit this sustainable, pasture-based farm operation,  which includes pigs, chickens and the largest flock of sheep on Long Island. 
Tours:  12 Noon    2 PM    4:30 PM   

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center             
3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold  

Coastal Plant Greenhouse Tour: Open house with staff tours   
Information about Cornell’s marsh restoration projects, Spartina alterniflora grow out operation and  eelgrass restoration efforts.  
Noon-3 PM 

Rain Garden Demonstration: Educational rain garden demonstration.  Participants will have to chance to assist in the installation, while learning about native plants and the importance of controlling stormwater runoff. 12:30 PM 

Butterfly Garden Demonstration: An educational butterfly garden demonstration.  Participants will have to chance to assist in the installation, while learning about the importance of creating habitat for our dwindling butterfly populations.  1:30 PM 

Rain Garden and Wetland Restoration at the Home of Lillian Ball, Environmental Artist
2045 Lake Drive, Southold              
On top of an intertidal dune, the roof channels stormwater through cisterns and rain barrels to a LI native plant and wildlife habitat. Through the control of invasive phragmites at Great Pond,  native species  have returned.  
Tours:  4:00 – 5:00 PM   

KK’s The Farm
59945 Main Road (Rte. 25)              
Visit this family organic farm using biodynamic practices, with all plantings grown from seed and no till methods, with biodynamic compost made on site. Healthy Soil=Healthy Plants=Healthy People
Tours:  12:30 PM   4 PM   

Cindy Pease Roe Art Studio  
Hanff’s Boatyard, 190 Sterling St., Greenport      
Surrounded by the magic of a boatyard, learn how Cindy transforms beach debris into works of art while educating people to the dangers of litter.   
Open house:  Noon – 4:30 PM   

The Garden Fusion         
540 Rocky Point Road, East Marion 
Learn about organic practices at herb farm. 
Tours: 1PM  3 PM   

Pilot Wastewater Treatment Installations for Homes Visit individual, enhanced wastewater treatment systems being tested by Suffolk County. Locations will be shared at the lecture on wastewater treatment at the Hub site.
12 noon - 5PM            

at the HUB: Port of Egypt and Heron Suites Hotel, 
61600 Main Road, Southold, NY  11971   


12 – 2:30  Alternative Wastewater  Treatment  -- Options and Current Pilots
Al Krupski
, County Legislator  Introduction
Eric Murdoch, P.E., Environmental Engineer, Onsite Engineering, PLLC Alternative Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (45 min)                
Michael Collins, P.E., Town Engineer, Town of Southold Individual recirculating, vertical subsurface wetland treatment (15 min)                
David Potts, Environmental Scientist, Geomatrix, LLC Passive Treatment and  Reuse Systems (20 min) 
Amanda Ludlow, Principal Scientist, Roux Associates, Inc.    Application of Innovative Treatment Wetlands for Community Based Sanitary Treatment Subsurface wetland treatment systems (20 min) 
Boris Rukovets. P.E., Public Works Special Projects Supervisor, Suffolk County Department of Public Works, Division of Sanitation 
Walter Hilbert, P.E.,  Chief, Office of Wastewater Management, SC  Dept. of Health Servicesty – Suffolk County Innovative Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Demonstration Program and Other Water Quality Initiatives (30 min) Tour of pilot sites to follow lectures.  

3:00 – 5:00 PM   A Better Landscape

3:00  Edwina von Gal, president, Perfect Earth Project Protect your Health and do Something Great for the Environment, at No Extra Cost:  The PRFCT Approach to a Healthy Lawn.    

3:30 Sherryll Jones , Peconic Estuary Program Peconic Estuary Program Homeowner Rewards Program- Conservation Landscaping, Rain gardens, and Rain Barrels  an introduction to PEP, a background on stormwater pollution, an introduction to rain gardens and native plants, and guidelines to participating in the Rewards Program.  

4:00  Sherry ThomasUnderstanding the History of the Natural Ecosystem on the North Fork  

4:30  Screening of The Marion Lake Story: Defeating the Mighty Phragmite a film by Greta Schiller  

RECEPTION  at Heron Stuites
5 – 7 PM              

5:30  John Holzapfel, Former Trustee of the Town of Southold The Sea – Marine Cultivation and Water Quality

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Saturday, June 06, 2015 Noon - 7PM
Heron Suites, Port of Egypt
61600 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971

Peconic Green Growth  invites You to
NoFo BLUE + GREEN Tours + Lectures 
Best Sustainable Practices for Bays, Farms, Backyards, and Gardens for Families and Businesses  

11AM-5PM  Pick up your Tour Map at our Southhold Port of Egypt Hub and visit 11 bio-dynamic and sustainable NoFo sites. 

Noon-5PM at the Tour Hub will be displays, films, talks on new landscaping and a panel discussion on Alternative Ways to Treating Wastewater – Options and Current Pilots.   

5PM-7PM  Join us for a glass of wine and meet the site hosts and speakers. Celebrate pristine bays with keynote speaker John Holzhapfel.  

Ticket TypePriceQty
NoFo Blue + Green Tour TicketsAdmission to Hub of Displays, Panel Discussions, Films and Tour of 12 Tour Sites plus 5PM Reception. 20.00
NoFo BLUE + GREEN Tour Tickets for children under 12Families Welcome! $1 Admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.1.00
Cannot Attend but want to SupportYou gift is fully tax deductible and supports science-based solutions to wastewater management.20.00

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