Preserving Plum Island
Many mysteries and misconceptions surround Plum Island, located in eastern Long Island Sound. While Plum Island has been the home of the nation’s foreign animal disease center for more than 60 years, it is also home to several endangered species and unique habitats. The future of these species and habitats are in question with the potential sale of the island to private investors. Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound, will share the facts about the island and discuss the latest efforts of what is being done to protect it. Chris will show a short film produced for PBS entitled, “Conservation of a Precious Island” starring Sam Waterston and will take us on a virtual tour of this mysterious island.