It’s no secret that nitrogen is considered the leading culprit in the fight to improve the area’s waterways.
Now, following a summer which saw thousands upon thousands of dead fish float up on local shorelines, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is working to develop a Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) to help fight that battle. (more…)
It took about 11 years, but Cases Creek in Aquebogue has finally been dredged.
“I’ve waited a long time for this,” said Aquebogue resident Jack Hansen. READ
About a week after first warning residents about high bacteria levels in the Peconic River, the Suffolk County Health Department announced Monday that wastewater from the Riverhead Town sewage plant now meets safety standards. READ
The North Fork Environmental Council is looking for a new leader.
Bill Toedter, the nonprofit’s president of the last five years, is moving to Arizona and says that for several years, the organization has been having trouble finding new people to fill the volunteer positions. READ
The Community Preservation Fund, which has been used to protect over 10,000 acres of land on the East End since it was signed into law in 1999, will now expand to protect water as well — pending voter approval. READ
Authorities are coming up with a plan to deal with wildfire management in the Manorville and Calverton Pine Barrens and have asked nearby residents to share their thoughts. But so far, just 36 have said what they think of the plan, according to Legislator Al Krupski. READ
If you put too many restrictions on the fishing industry, it could kill off a major part of the local economy.
But if too few restrictions are in place, that could kill off the fish — in which case that economy would no longer exist. READ
Visitors to the North Fork next year may find new sculptures of wildlife made of untraditional materials — say, a jellyfish with fishing line as tentacles or a sea turtle whose shell is made of green sea glass. READ