ELIAS Meetings/Programs

Meetings/Programs are held at 
Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Directions to Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, NY.

From LIE, Exit 70 take Rte 111 south to Rte 27, Sunrise Highway heading East. From Sunrise take Exit 64S, go south 2 miles on to CR 104 to Old Country Road. Turn right and go .7 miles to entrance on right. 

From Riverhead, take 104 from traffic circle. Follow signs to Quogue. See directions above (CR 104 etc). 

From Montauk Highway, go north on Old Main Road (one block west of traffic light in Quogue, east of Quantuk Creek). Cross LIRR. Entrance is straight ahead.

Weather Alert - If a meeting is canceled we will make every effort to leave a message on the answering machine at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge 653-4771 and notify members by email.

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
"From the Barrens to the Bays"
Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. 
A New York Chapter of National Audubon Society

Serving communities from Patchogue to Montauk including Southampton, 
East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Brookhaven

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Bittern along Dune Road
Great Horned Owl
Snow Bunting at Neapague
Photos: Sally Newbert
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm for an evening program on 
Restoring the Spring Migration of River Herring
Enrico Nardonne
Long Island’s numerous coastal tributaries all once hosted annual spring migrations of river herring and American eels. These unique fish transferred ocean energy into the estuaries and provided forage for countless other species, which helps to drive our entire coastal ecosystem. While most of these runs have been severely impacted by dams and culverts, they still persist in many places. Seatuck’s River Revival Project seeks to reconnect our rivers and streams and rebuild populations of the migratory fish that rely on them. Seatuck staff will provide background on these fascinating fish and detail the River Revival Project and other efforts underway to restore their populations.

Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm for an evening programs from 
Perfect Earth Project
Edwina von Gal 
It’s time for all of us to take to heart the warnings and real science that demonstrate the hazards to people, pets, and wildlife from the use of pesticides and herbicides in our lawns and gardens. Renowned garden designer Edwina von Gal’s Perfect Earth Project, based in East Hampton, NY, collaborates with professional gardeners and lawn care services to educate workers and customers about these hazards and present sustainable, wildlife-friendly alternatives to a beautiful lawn. Edwina will talk about her “conversion” to toxin-free and why toxin-free is important to supporting biodiverse ecosystems. She will also provide the basics of nature-based maintenance, and design suggestions for keeping it easy with special attention to bird habitat.

Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session for individuals to address specific needs and to provide action items for encouraging neighbors and communities to engage in practices that will protect wildlife and bird populations on a wider scale.

Edwina von Gal is the Principal Landscape Designer at Edwina von Gal + Co. and the founder and president of Perfect Earth Project. Edwina creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. She has collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf, Maya Lin, and Richard Meier, on projects for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Richard Serra, Larry Gagosian, and many others in the design and art community. Her work has been published in many major publications. Her book Fresh Cuts won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing. Edwina created the Perfect Earth Project in 2013, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising consciousness about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals to protect the health of people, their pets, and the planet.