February 1st – August 30th, 2012
Medford, NY

We are a group of high school students from Patchogue-Medford, NY embarking on a new project to restore bird habitat in the Fish Thicket Land Preserve. The Fish Thicket is a 100+ acre preserve in Medford, NY that we, as students of Patchogue-Medford, are stewards of. We are working with Cornell Cooperative Extension and hope to increase awareness in our community about our local environment.

Participants preparing and learning in the classroom
    Our team has accomplished many sub-projects:
    Participants performing restoration work

  • The creation and installation of screech owl nests
  • Planting a beneficial garden
  • Cleaning up the Thicket
  • Many community educational events
  • We traveled to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a full day immersion of talks, tours, and sharing. We also did a presentation on our project during our visit and at the New York State Fair.

    We hope to see you at Fish Thicket on East Woodside Ave in Medford, NY soon!

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