As part of its ongoing efforts to develop and share science-based knowledge about the Lake Champlain basin in Vermont and New York, the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program has created a series of short, close-captioned videos. [Read more…] about Video Series Highlights Lake Champlain, Aquatic Topics
Antiquated and improperly maintained residential septic systems are creating a growing water-quality crisis across the Adirondack Park, according to a new report from the Adirondack Council. [Read more…] about Adirondack Organizations Call for Septic System Inspections, Repairs
Air pollution can damage fragile aquatic ecosystems, with one of the most harmful pollutants being nitrogen. [Read more…] about Nitrogen Pollution: Too Much of a Good Thing
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. Water has enormous value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the goal of water and sanitation for all by 2030. [Read more…] about World Water Day Is Monday March 22nd
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Peconic Land Trust (PLT), and town of Brookhaven have announced the acquisition of a parcel of land in the hamlet of Moriches that will help protect Long Island’s groundwater, the sole drinking water source for millions of residents. [Read more…] about Land Preservation to Help Protect Long Island Aquifer
State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released the 2018-2020 progress report on the restoration and protection of New York’s Great Lakes resources.
Prepared every two years, the report highlights partnerships and achievements completed during the prior two years, including improving resilience to coastal and tributary flooding impacts, protecting source waters, and accelerating restoration initiatives in communities that have been historically and disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution, called Environmental Justice communities. [Read more…] about Great Lakes Restoration and Protection Report Issued
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the acquisition of a property in the Town of Chesterfield that protects local water quality and furthers regional connectivity of protected land.
Located near Keeseville, just north of Willsboro Bay on Lake Champlain, the property will also open additional land for recreation and provide users with scenic views of the lake. [Read more…] about Overlooking Champlain: More of Trembleau Mountain Protected
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) have announced it has established a perpetual conservation easement on a priority parcel in the Six Mile Creek watershed in the town of Dryden, Tompkins County. [Read more…] about 180 Acres Protected In Six Mile Creek Watershed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) has announced the protection of more than 182 acres of significant watershed lands in the Town of Clayton, Jefferson County, as part of the state’s Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program.
It’s hoped the acquisition and conservation easements will help protect the surface water quality of the St. Lawrence River, a source of public drinking water for thousands of people in the region. [Read more…] about Five Jefferson County Parcels Get Protection
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the permanent protection of more than 3,300 acres in the Herkimer County towns of Salisbury and Norway. The tract is comprised of hardwood and softwood forests and significant wetlands within the Mohawk River watershed.
OSI purchased the Spruce Creek property for $3 million from Datum 9 Forestry LLC. [Read more…] about 3,300 Acres Protected Along East Canada Creek Tributary