The Peconic Land Trust is seeking state grant funding to help revitalize trails at the Wolf Preserve in Southold.
The 23-acre preserve off Main Bayview Road is currently home to two hiking trails, which the organization is hoping to eventually connect. READ
On your mark, get set, paddle!
More than 75 kayakers plan to drop their boats in the waters off Orient Beach State Park Saturday, Aug. 18, for a display of activism. The feat of endurance will see paddlers from both New York and Connecticut taking a stand against the commercial sale and development of Plum Island. READ
Oyster fisheries won the battle with recreational boaters over leasing space in Suffolk County waters, despite heated comments at a recent hearing against the approval of any new aquaculture leases. READ
Along coastlines around the globe, including here on the North Fork, climate change poses the threat of sea level rise. For decades, “shoreline hardening,” by adding manmade seawalls and bulkheads has been looked to as preventative measures for erosion and flooding during storms.
Now, experts say there’s a better way that could even reverse effects on the coastline and improve water quality. READ
On behalf of the Water Conservation Committee, Town Board member and liaison Bob Ghosio said at Tuesday’s work session that the town would seek grant funding to help implement several conservation initiatives. READ
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
With summer in full swing, water usage is peaking — and threatening the supply from the aquifer. As a result, Southold Town is looking to “lead by example” when it comes to water conservation efforts.
During a Town Board work session Tuesday morning, members of the water conservation committee presented a study revealing one harrowing reality: Current water use in Southold Town is not sustainable. READ
The Peconic Estuary Program will host a salt marsh workshop Saturday for volunteers who will help prepare plants for use in one of Long Island’s first living shoreline projects. READ
The push for local restaurants to do away with plastics straws is growing on the East End, with Suffolk County officials calling on business owners to voluntarily ditch single-use plastic straws in favor of eco-friendly alternatives. READ
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