According to a press release issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on February 14th, Environmental Conservation Officers Kaufherr and Zullo received a report of a large snake, approximately 12 feet in length, on the side of the road in Medford, in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, on Long Island. [Read more…] about 14-Foot Python Found On Long Island
Bellport, Long Island Preservation with Victor Principe
A tree-lined street running gently down to a flat blue bay, flanked by over two hundred years worth of American architecture. Bellport, in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, was in all its glory, from its founding by the Bell brothers through its growth as a waterfront resort destination and the ensuing years as a sleepy, forgotten village.
But there came a time when the old place needed saving – when all the Greek Revivals and Victorians could have been razed or replaced with McMansions. [Read more…] about Bellport, Long Island Preservation with Victor Principe
Fireplace Neck Tidal Wetland Area Restoration Begins
Construction has begun on a marsh restoration project at Fireplace Neck Tidal Wetlands in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County on Long Island. In coordination with New York State Office of General Services (OGS), DEC will complete the nearly $1.7-million restoration project to help stabilize the marsh system, improve ecological functions, and create a more resilient marsh prepared for the effects of climate change and global sea level rise. [Read more…] about Fireplace Neck Tidal Wetland Area Restoration Begins
Nearly $1M Awarded in Community Forest Conservation Grants
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced more than $956,000 in awards to four towns in western and central New York and Long Island to establish community forests.
Protecting forests from potential development and establishing new forested areas helps preserve biodiversity and safeguard the ecosystem benefits forests provide, such as storm water mitigation, temperature regulation, carbon sequestration, and climate resiliency. In addition, community forests bring community benefits by creating new opportunities for public access and recreation. [Read more…] about Nearly $1M Awarded in Community Forest Conservation Grants