Located about 80 miles east of New York City, between the North and South Forks at the very tip of Eastern Long Island, the Peconic Bay watershed covers 110,000 acres of land within the fiv East End Townships. A total of 340 miles of coastline border the Peconic estuarine system from its western boundary at the mouth of the Peconic River to the eastern boundary of Montauk Point. Most of the estuary's primary habitats- sandy beaches, cliffs, dunes, salt marshes, and freshwater wetlands- ramine in fairly natural condition.
Sean O’Neill began work as the Peconic-Great South Baykeeper in April of 2016. Sean works to maintain swimmable, drinkable, and fishable waters along Long Island, New York’s Peconic and South Shore Bays.Prior to joining Baykeeper, Sean was the Director of Education and Outreach for the Perfect Earth Project, an environmental non-profit based in East Hampton, New York. Before entering the non-profit field, Sean worked in environmentalenforcement as a Pesticide Control Specialist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.Sean holds a Masters of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics,focusing on Fisheries Economics, from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Delaware.Sean is a fanatical fisherman, spending most of his free time plying ocean waters between Moriches and Shinnecock Inlets on the South Shore of Long Island. Sean is a proud father, husband, and environmental advocate. This love of the fragile Long Island coastal ecosystem lead him to becoming a Waterkeeper, and motivates him to fight for his home waters every day.
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Quogue, New York 11959