Gazing out at the Peconic River, Joyce Novak can’t help but ponder its past.
Ms. Novak, newly appointed director of the Peconic Estuary Program, is especially interested in studying how the estuary has evolved. She already plans to go paleo — by examining fossils — to find some answers. READ
Group for the East End unveiled a website last Thursday that’s designed to get the public more engaged in conservation efforts. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) on Monday called on his colleagues in Congress to ensure continued funding for the Long Island Sound and National Estuary programs in upcoming appropriations votes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by about 30 elected officials, announced on Thursday the state may take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a plan to allow dumping in Long Island Sound of materials dug up from dredging. READ
Just how healthy are North Fork beaches that line the Long Island Sound? Find out in an interactive online map called Sound Health Explorer, which grades Long Island Connecticut beaches based on water quality and safety. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $6 million plan to comprehensively study Long Island’s water quality problems. READ
The North Fork Environmental Council is looking for a new leader.
Bill Toedter, the nonprofit’s president of the last five years, is moving to Arizona and says that for several years, the organization has been having trouble finding new people to fill the volunteer positions. READ
Though heavy fog on Monday afternoon rendered them almost invisible from the road a few hundred feet away, the mechanical clinking of cranes and bulldozers cut through and were clearly audible from Downs Creek. READ
Visitors to the North Fork next year may find new sculptures of wildlife made of untraditional materials — say, a jellyfish with fishing line as tentacles or a sea turtle whose shell is made of green sea glass. READ
Will recent bans on single-use plastic bag in Southampton and East Hampton towns inspire more local municipalities — including those on the North Fork — to follow suit?
Probably not, it seems.