Formed in 1993, the Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Act established the Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve (Reserve). The Reserve is administered by the New York State Department of State in cooperation with the Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Council (Council) and the Citizen Advisory Committee comprised of State and local governments, non-profit and academic organizations and other local stakeholders.
The Reserve extends 75 miles east from the Nassau County/New York City line the Village of Southampton in Suffolk County. From south to north, the Reserve extends from the mean high tide line on the ocean side of the barrier island to the inland limits of the drainage areas.
The barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean, the estuary’s shallow interconnected bays and tidal tributaries provide highly productive habitats that support the largest concentration of water-dependent businesses in the State. Water quality in the estuary is crucial to the health of the commercial and recreational fishing and shellfishing industries.
AWARD NOMINATION PERIOD OPEN
South Shore Estuary Reserve Council Stewardship Award
The South Shore Estuary Reserve Council Stewardship Award recognizes a wider range of Reserve work from a larger pool of eligible nominees. The Reserve Council Stewardship Award continues to recognize citizens, organizations, businesses, municipalities, or other entities in New York State that have made significant contributions to preserve and protect the Reserve’s unique natural environment and maritime traditions.
Completed nomination forms can be sent to the South Shore Estuary Reserve Office, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Room #2A-15, Hauppauge, NY 11788 or emailed to email@example.com.
Nomination forms are due August 24, 2018.
Award Nominee Eligibility
Nominees should demonstrate initiative and innovation in advancing one or more of the Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan implementation outcomes. The CMP can be accessed at: www.dos.ny.gov/opd/sser/pdf/Full CMP Document.pdf
Criteria for the selection of the award recipient(s) include:
Nomination and Selection Process