10/29/14 8:00am
10/29/2014 8:00 AM
Group for the East End's Missy Weiss prepares soil with Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3, last weekend at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue.

Missy Weiss running an educational class at Downs Farm Preserve in April with the help of Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Group for the East End appears poised to receive funding from Southold Town that will support educational programs at Downs Farm Preserve, a town-owned park in Cutchogue.

As of now, $20,000 is included in the town’s preliminary 2015 budget for the nonprofit, which runs the programs.

“It is a nature preserve and the goal is to use it,” Supervisor Scott Russell said during last Tuesday’s Town Board work session. “This use is completely consistent with the intentions of acquiring properties like this that showcase Southold Town’s natural assets.” (more…)

07/29/14 8:00am
07/29/2014 8:00 AM
Group for the East End's Missy Weiss prepares soil with Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3, last weekend at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue.

Group for the East End’s Missy Weiss running an educational class at Downs Farm Preserve on rain gardens in April with the help of Victoria Witczak, 9, of Cutchogue, and her sister Julianna, 3. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that Southold Town has been awarded a $30,000 grant to cover the costs of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy at Cutchogue’s Downs Farm/Fort Corchaug Preserve.  (more…)

11/17/13 12:00pm
11/17/2013 12:00 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Joslyn Lawrence, 5, of Mastic, meets Krypto, a Bearded Dragon.

Group for the East End and Quogue Wildlife Refuge teamed up at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue Saturday morning to introduce some of the refuge’s animals to local children.

Quogue Wildlife Refuge Environmental Educator Brendan Dickson introduced several animals including a tarantula, a screech owl and a tortoise and spoke to the children about both the preserve and the animals that live there.

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