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North Fork baykeeper head Kevin McAllister to be honored

Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister and other environmental officials

Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister and other environmental officials speak at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge about the decline in local waters. (Sept. 18, 2012) Credit: Randee Daddona

A North Fork environmental group will present its annual award to Kevin McAllister, the president of a nonprofit advocate for improved water quality in the Peconic Bay and the Great South Bay, it announced this week.

The North Fork Environmental Council will give the award to McAllister, who is known as the Peconic Baykeeper, at an event next month.

Council president Bill Toedter said in a statement: “He has been a strong and consistent voice in the fight to protect our waters.”

McCallister, 53, a biologist by training, is serving his 15th year as Peconic Baykeeper.

“It’s an honor,” he said. The North Fork Environmental Council< “is a great organization,” he said.

The North Fork Environmental Council is aimed at preserving land, sea, air and quality of life on the North Fork.

The award will be presented to McCallister on May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center on Main Street in Riverhead.

 

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