Environmentalist talks Long Island Sound

Jeff Yates will be coming to Greenwich as part of the Bruce Museum’s Science Sunday.

Jeff Yates will be coming to Greenwich as part of the Bruce Museum’s Science Sunday.

Environmentalist Jeff Yates will discuss Watersheds: Working to Restore Them on Sunday, Jan. 4, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Innis Arden Cottage.

The Seaside Center is located at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich. Mr. Yates will discuss the efforts being taken to improve water quality in Long Island Sound by improving the water quality in the many rivers flowing into it.

“I want to reach area residents who can take steps to reduce their impact on the Sound by making sure they are not impacting the local river, creek or storm drain in their own backyard,” Mr. Yates said

Children are welcome to stop in to see the live animal marine touch tank at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center and to participate in hands-on activities including “Pin your Home on the Watershed” map. Families can also learn about shellfishing in Greenwich waters from members of the local Shellfish Commission.

Following the talk, Mr. Yates will be available for questions and to sign books. He is an author, fly fishing guide, director of Trout Unlimited and environmental program manager at Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The event is free and part of the First Sunday Science program, which occurs on the first Sunday of every month year-round, and is organized by the Bruce Museum and Greenwich Shellfish Commission.

No reservations are required. For more information contact Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or [email protected]

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