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Media Advisory:  Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center Hosts Fundraiser to Restore Shinnecock Bay:  "Clams for Clams"

Third Annual “Clams for Clams” Cocktail Reception Friday, July 10, 2015, 6:00-8:30pm

Stony Brook University Media Contact: Joan Behan-Duncan   Office: 631 632-6310

Note to Media:  Please RSVP to Stony Brook University Office of Media Relations  if Attending Cocktail Reception  

WHO:

Stony Brook University’s School Marine Sciences Centerand “Clams for Clams”  Co-Chairs: Jennifer and Austin Handler, Nancy and Dan Hebert,  Noelle-Claire LeCann, Carron Sherry and Rich Hogan,  Maureen Sherry and Steve Klinsky, Liz and Bob Sloan and Rosalind Walrath

  Note to Media:  Stony Brook University Professors Christopher Gobler, Ellen Pikitch and Co-Chair Rosalind Walrath available for interview about “Clams for Clams”

WHAT:

Marine Sciences Center will host “Clams for Clams”  cocktail reception fundraiser and tour to raise funds to restore Shinnecock Bay and strengthen the local clam population.  Guests can adopt/sponsor clam spawner sanctuaries at various donation levels.

Photographic/Interview opportunity:   first-hand report of the health of East End bays.

WHEN: 

Friday, July 10, 2015   6:00-8:30pm

WHERE: 

Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center (8 Little Neck Road at Stony Brook Southampton)

WHY:

Funds will support the efforts of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP) to restore the bay to its former health, including building clam sanctuaries to enhance clam reproductive output, increase water quality and help control harmful algae bloom.  Different level sponsorships are available .

Directions:

Take I-495 (Long Island Expressway) east to Exit 70, then turn right on County Road 111; follow the signs for State Route 27 East/Montauk – Sunrise Highway.  Take Route 27 East (which becomes County Road 39) and proceed 19 miles to the Southampton Campus.  While the event will be held at the Marine Sciences Center on 8 Little Neck Road, parking has been reserved in the Stony Brook Southampton parking lot just across Montauk Highway near the Avram Theatre.  For your convenience and safety, a shuttle bus is available to take you to the Marine Sciences Center (2 minute ride).