Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Celebrating 16 years! 1997-2013

We invite you join our email list to learn about this year’s exciting events and see below for what’s happening this month.

Widely acknowledged as one of New York State’s most environmentally significant areas, the Long Pond Greenbelt encompasses a magnificent six-mile long expanse of interconnected ponds woods, and wetlands in the Town of Southampton, New York, on the South Fork of Long Island’s East End. Spectacular for its wealth of rare plants, animals, and ecological communities, the Greenbelt is widely recognized as one of the most ecologically significant areas in all of New York.double_rainbow_over_black_pond_sm

A splendid feature of the Greenbelt is its magnificent collection of thirteen coastal plain pond and pondshore communities, affectionately known as the Greenbelt’s “string of pearls.” Both statewide and globally, these coastal plain pond environments are considered very rare and vulnerable to extinction. They also harbor one of the highest concentrations of rare plants and animals in New York State. (Read more about the Greenbelt here.)

Monthly Events

FLPG Monthly Meeting held the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm. Come learn about what FLPG has been working on in the Greenbelt. April – Sept. at the Long Pond Nature Center – 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, BH. (Location for winter months TBD, check our website or join our mailing list for more information.)

Old Farm Road clean up held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8am. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park. Bring gloves, bags provided. Contact Jean Dodds for more information, 631-599-2391.

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NOTE: The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program Report on Little Long Pond is now available. Click Resources in the menu above.

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For more information call:

Dai Dayton, President (631 745 0689) or Sandra Ferguson, Vice President (631 537 3752)

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Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is dedicated to the preservation, stewardship, and public appreciation of the unique expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands in the Town of Southampton known as the Long Pond Greenbelt, which stretches from Ligonee Creek in Sag Harbor to Sagg Pond in Sagaponack.

Citizen Science

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Learn how you can contribute to ongoing nature studies here.

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Learn about ticks and Lyme disease here

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View the Southampton Town interactive trails map here.

Videos of all thirteen sessions of the first Long Island Natural History conference are available here.

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