07/03/18 5:47am
07/03/2018 5:47 AM

A drainage project at the Suffolk County-owned North Fork Preserve that started last Monday has sparked controversy with local conservationists.

The $200,000 project, expected to take about six months to complete, is to stop flooding from the 307-acre preserve onto Sound Shore Road by building three large sumps inside of it. To the north of the road is the Long Island Sound. READ

06/13/18 6:00am
06/13/2018 6:00 AM

A guide to help restaurants reduce their plastic-waste footprint was developed using four Greenport restaurants to demonstrate how that effort can benefit business. 

Last year, the Product Stewardship Institute partnered with the Greenport eateries — Lucharitos, Bruce & Son, Tikal.1 and Little Creek Oysters — in the Trash Free Waters Project.  READ

05/05/18 5:00am
05/05/2018 5:00 AM

Photo caption: A river otter was spotted at Marion Lake in East Marion.  (Carolyn Bunn photo)

In the early morning of April 16, Mike Bottini received a call about a dead animal in the turning lane on Route 58 in Riverhead, between Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue.

That animal turned out to be a river otter, a species once thought not to inhabit Long Island at all but which has been seen in the area increasingly in recent years.  The dead animal in the road was as good an indication as any that the otters have indeed moved out to the North Fork. READ

04/23/18 12:00pm
04/23/2018 12:00 PM

File photo: Peconic Bay near Pine Neck Road in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking the public’s input on its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, which hasn’t seen updates since it was approved in 2001.

The CCMP is the blueprint for how the program focuses its resources to protect and restore the estuary, which stretches east from the headwaters of the Peconic River and includes several bays, ending at Block Island Sound.  — READ