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My Yard, Our Sound!

You can help the birds and the bees and the fish!

A Maritime Explorium project funded by the Long Island Sound Future Fund

We can help you transform 100 square feet of your yard into a butterfly, bee and bird friendly habitat that keeps our waterways clean and clear for our fish friends.  You will get practical information on how you can transform a lawn into a garden without breaking your back or the bank.  Upon completion of the project you are eligible to receive a $50 reimbursement towards the purchase of appropriately sourced native plants!  


-Your yard must be within the Long Island Sound watershed.  That means, the water on your street drains to the Sound.  If you are unsure, email us for help! (And yes, you must have authorization to do the work on the property of interest.)   

-Select appropriate plants, lists will be provided.

-Share a “before” and “after” photo of your 100 square feet.  We can't wait to see your transformation.

-Registration required.

Register online:

Cost:  The workshop is FREE OF CHARGE!  Up to $50 reimbursement for plants will be within 30 days of expense if all requirements of the project are met.

 For more information please email:  LHubbard@MaritimeExplorium.Org

 This project is supported through funding from the: Long Island Sound Future Fund, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Maritime Explorium, and the Stony Brook University Department of Technology and Society. Additional support provided by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, Avalon Park and Preserve, the Stony Brook University Flax Pond Marine Laboratory, and Bailey Arboretum.


Let's work together to keep our waters clean and our wildlife abundant!


Earlier Event: January 10
Nature StoryTime
Later Event: June 3
Family Day