Students from the Patchogue-Medford School District took a hands-on tour of nearby Carmans River as part of a long-term ecological study for their science education. They were joined by students from five other districts as well as Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine.
The students were tasked with comparing last year’s data to this year’s to determine the effects, if any, Hurricane Sandy might have had on nearby river systems. The students tested for the river's salt levels, erosion, and changes in habitat that might have shifted due to the storm.
“The Carmans River is one of our most pristine and important waterways in the Town of Brookhaven,” Supervisor Romaine stated in a release. "This event helped show students the beauty of this river, and the importance of saving what’s left.”