Five years in the making, Peconic Estuary Program’s first living shoreline is coming to fruition as Greenport Elementary School students gathered Monday with representatives of community organizations to complete the project’s final planting phase. READ
For the sixth year in a row, Greenport middle and high school students will battle it out against over 20 other school districts for the top Junior Iron Chef title. READ
The wet, cold spring has led to less honey this season on the North Fork.
All bees, not just honeybees, need flowers for food, and Long Island is increasingly losing flowery areas due to residential development and deer eating the plants. READ
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has been awarded a $120,000 grant that will be used toward removing derelict fishing gear from Long Island Sound, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) announced Tuesday. READ
What started as an agricultural agency in 1917 has grown to encompass that and much more. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
One hundred years ago, when Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County was started, Long Island had over 100,000 acres of farmland. Most of that acreage was dedicated to potatoes and, considering the massive expansion of the New York City suburbs, it’s interesting to note that potato farms once extended as far west as the Nassau-Queens line. Long Island’s glacier runoff soil was perfectly suited for the growing of potatoes.
(Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County)
Researchers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County are looking for volunteers willing to spend a day on the water to help restore marine life habitat. (more…)
Lone star ticks, seen here at different life stages, are among the most abundant tick on the East End. (Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County)
Is that a tick, a chigger, or a tiny spider?
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is working on creating a handy smartphone app to help East Enders get an answer to that question and many more with the touch of a button. (Spoiler alert: There are no chiggers on Long Island.) (more…)