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LI Pine Barrens’ Richard Amper

Richard Amper and the Long Island Pine Barrens Society were the charging force behind the 1993 Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act, which protects the growing acreage of the Pine Barrens forever. …

A national initiative to plant more oysters in local waters as a water-quality remedy as well as helping oyster farmers financially is about to launch on Long Island. The Nature Conservancy and …

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone signed historic legislation on Thursday, Oct. 15, to require the use of nitrogen-reducing wastewater technologies in unsewered areas of the county for all new …

The alchemy of nature has a calling some answer if they’re lucky. Steve Kuhn followed the vocation that was offered. The glint of the sun on the water, puffy clouds, warm summer air, the …

The pandemic has shifted the path for many of us, and it has also changed the journey of the local oyster’s return to the Great South Bay. By returning oysters and oyster shells back …

The mounds of dirt peeking over the fence on Middle Road in Blue Point at the new Bayport-Blue Point Library are an indicator that progress is being made on the former St. Ursula …

Five Fire Island National Seashore maintenance projects may just get the help they need under the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which guarantees funding for …

Seatuck Environmental Association hosted its Eco-Carnival on Facebook Live on Saturday. Presented in partnership with both Long Island counties and the Town of Islip, the day featured live …

The Browns River Marinas West and East, in Sayville and Bayport, respectively, will see dredging, though no timetable has been relayed. P.W. Grosser Consulting and the Town of Islip already …

Creating a breach at Gilgo State Park? Maybe. An educational environmental event at Heckscher State Park? Perhaps. Those two possibilities were presented last Thursday night when five South …

The Browns River estuary has been no stranger to dredge spoil deposits, and the Town of Islip has acknowledged that addressing the issues here is “a top priority.” “We are …

Addressing the litter on the major roadways in the Town of Islip is an integral aspect of the mission Keep Islip Clean’s membership not only preaches but practices, too. The Long Island …

On Monday, March 2, the Bayard Cutting Arboretum will be hosting a symposium on the “Evolution of the American Landscape: Gardening in the 21st Century,” where leaders in the horticulture …

Save the Great South Bay is hosting a speaker series that encapsulates the education of local environmentalism, using creeks as an extension of the traditional classroom. Join the panelists at The …

Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality met on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to discuss the 21 applications submitted in request of funding from the Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program. …

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board, approved a resolution authorizing the first female in the Town of Islip to take ownership of one parcel of Town-owned Bay Bottom Land …

To visitors, boaters and those who work the water, Fire Island and the Great South Bay’s shimmering, magical lure are inspirational bell-ringers. So when Brian McAuliff was sworn in at Watch …

After the wooden-board spillway at West Brook Dam failed in June, all the impounded water was released. Now that a non-functional dam resides here and the Department of Environmental Conservation has …

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