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National parks head visits Patchogue for Latino Conservation Week

“We’re going to Yellowstone National Park,” said David Vela’s father. Those words and that trip changed Vela’s life. Around the late 1960s, Vela’s dad …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution creating a designated management area in Bellport Bay. The area provides protection for shellfish that are planted there, which are part of …

A vacant lot which was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County last year has been cleared, making way for additional parkland that will connect to the Swan River Preserve next …

CEED, the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, will be hosting a free virtual event on June 20 to welcome the days of summer. While it is not permitted to gather in person for …

When life as we know it came to a screeching halt with the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s virtual presentations were already in the works. …

On Saturday, the snowy egret was there. Its beautiful white plum- age puffed out a bit as the visitor approached the small pond along the South Loop trail; then it flew away. That wasn’t the …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution that would allow a fish passage to be constructed next to the Swan River Preserve in East Patchogue. The project would allow for fish to move …

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 Mastic and Shirley sewer project is moving forward, with the next stage coming for homeowners in the community. There will be a set of meetings in March that will allow residents to review the …

Ten of 21 applications requesting funding from Suffolk County for various water-quality improvements were recommended by the county’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program Committee …

The Town of Brookhaven recently approved a resolution to purchase more than 22 acres spread over 106 parcels of land in Mastic Beach for open space. Much of the space is wetlands that are …

The Village of Patchogue board of trustees recently vowed to replace all outgoing vehicles with environmentally conscious alternatives in what it is calling the “Green Fleet Policy,” a …

Suffolk County Department of Public Works submitted five applications for funding through the county’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program, and DPW representatives indicated to the …

The multiphase plan to restore Canaan Lake back to its recreational glory days is now, according to Legis. Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue) in its final phase. Once completed later this summer, the lake …

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery has begun a search for a permanent, paid executive director, a step in growing the organization. CEED’s current executive director is …

Town surrenders Lily Lake dredging permit   Defend H2O suggests removal of Lily Lake dam instead   BY RANDALL WASZYNSKI A Department of Environmental Correction permit …

Bellport Village officials are thinking of how to face the impending decision of what to do with Ho Hum Beach. Over the fall and the first part of winter, weather has continued to erode the beach and …

Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro has prepared some road-related tips to assist motorists and residents as we enter the winter of 2020. During any given storm, …

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 …

How wild turkeys have surged on Long Island

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