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05/13/18 6:00am
05/13/2018 6:00 AM

Volunteer crews have been working by hand to clear new stretches of trail as part of the Bay to Sound Trails project, which aims to create a connected pathway between Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound. 

About half a dozen people worked with Group for the East End on the trail system Saturday, which was “I Love My Park Day.” READ

01/28/18 5:59am
01/28/2018 5:59 AM

As the ever-expanding use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers — with their attendant noise, dust, and substantial pollution — has become an increasing problem for communities all across the country, Greenport Village’s recent decision to shelve consideration of a local law restricting the use of such blowers might be seen as a significant step backward.  READ

04/14/16 6:00am
04/14/2016 6:00 AM

North Fork volunteers

In December, Bill Toedter, a longtime environmental advocate and president of the North Fork Environmental Council, announced he would be stepping down from the position to move to Arizona.

But as of this month, Mr. Toedter is still in charge of the Mattituck organization.

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07/14/15 1:36pm
07/14/2015 1:36 PM
Piping plovers, like this one, were at the center of a heated threat to one environmentalist. (Credit: Tom Reichart, file)

Piping plovers, like this one, were at the center of a heated threat to one environmentalist. (Credit: Tom Reichart, file)

How much does one Southold Town homeowner care about keeping fencing for endangered bird species’ nests off their beachfront property? Enough to threaten to kill an environmentalist to keep them away, according to an allegation made at Tuesday morning’s Southold Town Board meeting. (more…)

07/07/15 1:40pm
07/07/2015 1:40 PM
Robert DeLuca, CEO of Group for the East End, speaks at a public hearing Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Robert DeLuca, CEO of Group for the East End, speaks at a public hearing Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Mattituck Inlet has already been designated as an “impaired watershed” by the Department of Environmental Conservation, but neighbors and environmentalists are worried that a proposed subdivision for one of the few remaining open spaces near the inlet will only make things worse. (more…)