News Flash

Home Page News and Announcements

Posted on: August 5, 2020

Smithtown Youth Volunteers at Sweetbriar Nature Center

SBcleanupbb

The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau enlisted the help of fifteen young volunteers to participate in a beautification project at Sweetbriar Nature Center. On July 30th, staff members from the Nature Center joined forces with Youth Bureau Volunteers ranging in age from Middle to High School students to help cleanup the grounds and plant donated materials. 

“This was a fantastic way for our youth to help give back to such a devoted organization, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Sweetbriar Nature Center has done so much for our community for over 50 years… It is especially wonderful to witness our young generations come together to help the center, and the wildlife rehabbing throughout the 54 acres of natural habitat.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim

Approximately $500 worth of perennials, hydrangeas and shrubs were donated courtesy of Decker’s Nursery in Greenlawn. Decker’s Nursery worked with the volunteers to hand pick the best plant life for the butterfly garden and the surrounding grounds. Additionally, the Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau purchased and donated a number of native pollinator perennials to be situated along the flag garden, located in front of the main house. The team of young volunteers plan to return to Sweetbriar Nature Center in August to help maintain the gardens. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sweetbriar Nature Center has been forced to cancel many of the fundraising initiatives hosted throughout the year which typically fund the needs of those animals rehabbing at the preserve. Last week residents took to Amazon and local grocery stores, delivering boxes of fresh produce, seeds and nuts to feed the wildlife.  

Community members can still help Sweetbriar by donating online via GoFundMe, Register with Amazon Smile by typing in “Environmental Centers of Setauket Smithtown” or visit SweetbriarNC.org for a list of items which are of great need. 

For More information about Sweetbriar Nature Preserve please visit www.sweetbriarnc.org or call 631-979-6344.

Residents are reminded to always take necessary precautions when shopping in public. Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home Page News and Announcements

Mia

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: September 15, 2020
Ducky

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: September 8, 2020
Kobe

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: September 2, 2020
Bailey

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: August 25, 2020
Water Rescue

Life Saving Rescue A Mile Out to Sea

Posted on: August 19, 2020
Cali, Rocky, and Suzie

Smithtown Pets of the Week

Posted on: August 18, 2020
Cookie

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: August 12, 2020
From left: Primrose, Bugsy, Amber, Sapphire

Smithtown Pets of the Week

Posted on: August 4, 2020
SupReport_V14

Supervisors Report

Posted on: July 29, 2020
Morty

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: July 28, 2020
Huck

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: July 22, 2020
Hazardous Waste Collection

431 Homes Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Posted on: July 22, 2020
Uno

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: July 15, 2020
Hailee Hurtado

Community Honors Young Hero

Posted on: July 10, 2020
Bay Constable

July 4th Weekend Water Rescue

Posted on: July 9, 2020
Jade

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: July 7, 2020
Mr. Smithers

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: July 1, 2020
Betty Boop

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Posted on: June 24, 2020
OudoorDining

Temporary Outdoor Dining

Posted on: June 3, 2020