North Fork News


Long Island Native Plant Initiative

Join Rusty Schmidt, president of the Long Island Native Plant Initiative, and the Peconic Estuary Partnership’s Citizens Advisory Committee as they host a virtual Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 14 from 2 to 4 PM. Co-hosted with Group for the East End, the organizations will discuss a variety of subjects, from everything you need to know about native plants, to how to get started growing a garden, to where can you buy native plants, and how to get reimbursed through the Peconic Estuary’s homeowner rewards program. Registration is required, and can be done at

Mashomack Trails Open

Looking to get out and breathe in some clean air? Well you’re in luck, because the Mashomack Preserve trails by The Nature Conservancy are open seven days a week from 8 AM to 6 PM. There are some guidelines they would like followed — like leaving pets at home to protect the wildlife, respecting social distancing, and avoiding busiest times, 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, when possible. For more information on the trails go to

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