While Riverhead Town officials have said for much of the past few years that the state Department of Environmental Conservation will only allow about 600 acres to be developed at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said there is no mention of any development cap in the contract to sell 1,643 acres of town-owned land at EPCAL to Calverton Aviation & Technology. READ
Shellfish harvesting has been temporarily prohibited in areas across Long Island, including in Riverhead and Southold towns, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday. READ
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a public hearing Oct. 26 to give residents a chance to discuss a revised mute swan management plan.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation temporarily closed down commercial fluke fishing last Wednesday, as fishermen have reached their quota limits.
The commercial season for Atlantic bluefish in New York State will remain open after it appeared the season would end about three months earlier than usual. READ
The commercial season for Atlantic bluefish in New York State could end prematurely following a pending decision from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. READ
Long Island has dealt with a very basic problem in recent years: there’s just not enough rain. (more…)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed Laurel Lake is safe for swimming.