A recently rescinded New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision will put local municipalities in charge of their own water quality management.
In Southold, the reversal will impact Total Maximum Daily Load limits that were imposed over a decade ago to monitor pollutants entering the water. 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.
Phase II of a multi-agency homeland security training exercise has been taking place on the Peconic Riverfront for the past few days.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily banned harvesting marine gastropods, including whelk, conch and moonsnails, in Deep Hole Creek in Mattituck effective Thursday, May 4, according a DEC press release. READ
If your car’s roof could speak, it would probably say something like “Ouch!” or “Hey, cut that out!” as acorn after acorn bounces off it this fall.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has unveiled plans for a new boat launching ramp at the site of the former Old Barge Restaurant on Old Main Road in Southold.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed shellfish harvesting areas in parts of Southold Town. READ
To the editor:
The New York State Department of Conservation can start killing and mutilating (amputating) wings of healthy wild mute swans if the mute swan bill passed by the state Senate does not get voted on before the Assembly recesses. The DEC’s plan states the swans are non-native and invasive. (more…)