A DAY IN THE LIFE
OF THE CARMANS RIVER

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A day in the life of the Carmans river is designed to celebrate the Carmans River and educate participants on the uniqueness of one of Long Island's largest, NY State-designated Wild and Scenic river. The event is coordinated by the Central Pine Barrens Commission, Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Portal to Discovery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Many environmental groups, such as Trout Unlimited, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Post Morrow Foundation, the Brook trout Coalition, and Yaphank Civic Associations, will be teamed with school classes along the Carmans River to create a day-in-the-life picture of the river from the headwaters of Middle Island to the mouth of Bellport Bay.

Five school districts and countless students will be involved at 12 sites from the headwaters to the mouth of the river. Each site gathers data on the Carmans and shares their results, gaining a better understanding of this historic and vital estuary and river system. Data, Lesson Plans, Resources and resource materials are provided here for your use in joining us on a virtual exploration of the river... and plan to join us on this September 27th, 2013 for your own dip in the Carmans River!




Coordinated by: OSSP | Central Pine Barrens Commission | DEC