Envision Plum Island

We’d love your questions about Plum Island!

We’re glad you’re coming next week on Friday, November 16, to Envision Plum Island. We have reached our capacity of 60 people!

To help us prepare for the day’s activities, we’d like to get your questions about Plum Island.

First: Let us know your top questions about the future reuse and conservation of Plum Island by completing this brief questionnaire.  

Second: View the agenda and a list of attending organizations below.

Take a deeper dive and check out the Plum Island factsheet by clicking here or peruse the Preserve Plum Island Coalition’s website.

We look forward to having consulting firm Marstel-Day lead the day’s activities.

Should you have questions, please contact Louise Harrison or Marian Lindberg in NY, or Chris Cryder in CT.

Envision Plum Island Agenda
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Cornell Cooperative Extension Center
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY
Ground floor meeting room


9:15 – 9:30         Coffee, find your table

9:30 – 10:00      Welcome, Participant Introductions and Vision, Instructions for the Day 

                                Chris Cryder & Louise Harrison, Save the Sound

                                Marian Lindberg, The Nature Conservancy

   Rebecca Rubin, President & CEO, Marstel-Day

10:00 – 11:15    Alternative Pathways for Reuse of Plum Island

                                Rebecca Rubin and Richard Engel, Senior Real Estate and Land Use Advisor, Marstel-          Day, followed by Q&A

11:15 – 11:35    Plum Island’s Biodiversity, Matt Schlesinger, NY Natural Heritage Program

                            Plum Island’s History, Chris Zeeman, Coast Defense Study Group

11:35 -  12:30    Potential scenarios:  re-use and conservation; costs and potential revenue sources – Table breakout discussions followed by plenary reports

12:30 – 1:15       Lunch and Remarks

Scott Russell, Supervisor, Town of Southold

Mark Woolley, District Director, Congressman Lee Zeldin

1:15-1:30            Break

1:30 – 2:30         Participant discussion integrating the day’s presentations: major questions and next steps (what major questions must be answered and steps taken to advance a feasible plan with broad support?)

Organizations with a Vision:

Preserve Plum Island Coalition - Spokesperson

Group for the East End

North Fork Environmental Council

Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment

Audubon NY and CT

The Nature Conservancy - New York

The Nature Conservancy - Long Island Chapter

Coast Defense Study Group

Sierra Club - Long Island

Save the Sound

Archipelago New York

New York State Department of State

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo – Empire State Fellow

Town of Southold – Scott Russell, Supervisor

Town of Southold Trustee Representative

The Village of Greenport - Trustee

East End Supervisors and Mayors Association

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski

Deputy Suffolk County Executive

NYS Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo

NYS Assemblyman Fred Thiele

NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright - Rep

Senator Ken LaValle - Rep

Congressman Lee Zeldin - District Director

Stony Brook University – Government Relations

Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Stony Brook Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Long Island State Park Region

Parks & Trails NY

Regional Commission – NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

New London Maritime Society

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Open Space Institute

Long Island Regional Planning Council

Long Island Association

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Montaukett Indians

Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum

Southold Indian Museum

Preservation Long Island

Governors Island Representative

Former Plum Island Animal Disease Center employees

Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc. (CRESLI)

New York Natural Heritage Program, NYSDEC

American Natural History Museum

Peconic Baykeeper

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Cross Sound Ferry

Orient Association

East Marion Community Association