Diners who go to select East End restaurants this Labor Day weekend will have a chance to enjoy a meal while also supporting the maritime preservation efforts of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
As part of the new “Back to the Bays” campaign, customers dining at participating restaurants between Saturday, August 31, and Monday, September 2, will have the option of ordering a special “Entrée for the Bay.” For each one ordered, a donation will be made to the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine program, which focuses on preserving local habitats, restoring shellfish populations, fisheries research, and education and outreach efforts.
The following restaurants are participating: Dockers Waterside Restaurant and Marina in East Quogue; Canal Café in Hampton Bays; The Lobster Grille in Southampton; and Bay Burger in Sag Harbor.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with these wonderful establishments,” said Chris Pickerell, the director of the marine program for the Cornell Cooperative Extension. “Everything we do within the marine program is aimed at improving our marine environment and working toward sustainable fin and shellfisheries. The ‘Back to the Bays’ event this Labor Day weekend is a great way to celebrate the bounty of our local waters and help to support their continued health and well-being.”
For more information on the work of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s marine program, or to make a donation to the “Back to the Bays” campaign, email Cornell Cooperative Extension Habitat Restoration Outreach Specialist Kimberly Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (631) 852-8660, ext. 27.