[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aquaculture is a vital part of the East End, and lends itself to the economy through tourism and jobs, is a favorited food source and popular subject for artists, and something environmental organizations are constantly working to raise awareness for and protect against various threats. New to the local industry is kelp. Cornell Cooperative Extension is partnering to Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic to raise awareness through a special event at the brewery this Friday, January 12.
The event will feature a limited-edition Greenport Harboring Brewing Co. kelp beer, unveiling of a unique kelp-inspired art exhibit, products made using kelp, and a special presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program experts on the feasibility of establishing a kelp aquaculture industry on Long Island. The organization is currently working on a test project to see if kelp will grow and thrive in the Peconic Estuary. Learn more about the event and different ways to get involved here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]