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From reviews and recommendations of the best parks on Long Island to visit, to insights about the local eco-system and local forecast updates, we've got what you'll want to know about nature, local environmentental issues, and Long Island weather right here.

Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in Effect from New York City to Albany

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged motorists to be safe and adjust plans if possible ahead of potentially hazardous winter weather conditions this holiday week.

"CleanSweepNY" Collects More Than 100,000 lbs. of Chemicals During Fall Cleanup

Participants collected more than 100,000 pounds of harmful chemicals during the CleanSweepNY program on Long Island last month.

National Weather Service Calling Thankingiving Snow "Signifigant Winter Storm"

As Thanksgiving's inches closer, the predicted severity of Wednesday's Winter Storm continues to grow.

Wet, Windy Weather Puts a Damper on Thanksgiving Travel in the TriState Area

Holiday Season to kick off with a wet, wintery mess on Wednesday, November 26th.

Island-Wide Wind Advisory In Effect For Morning and Afternoon of November 24th

Hold onto your hats, it's going to be a very windy morning and afternoon on the Island!

New York State Parks Announces Cyber Monday Special on 3-Year Empire Passport

Online purchase of 3-Year Empire Passport provides more savings and unlimited access to State Parks until 2018.

Mangano Announces “Holiday Party for Wildlife” at Tackapausha Museum & Preserve

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Holiday Party for Wildlife will take place at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m.

Walking, Hiking, and Writing through a Winter Wonderland: Fun Fall and Winter Nature Events

Bundle up and join some friends to learn something new and stimulate the senses on a winter walk or hike!

Say Happy Holidays to Your Feathered Friends with DIY Bird Feeders

Make a snowy and chilly backyard a more cheerful place with these bird feeders.

Mangano: Outdoor Ice Rinks To Open For The 2014-2015 Season

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County’s outdoor ice rinks at Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park will open for the 2014-2015 winter season on Saturday, November 29th.

Cold Weather Pet Tips From NCSPCA

This year's first cold weather is here and that means it's time to give special attention to your pets!

Set Your Four-Legged Friends Free to Enjoy Fall at Dog Run Parks on Long Island

Is your four-legged friend itching to head out? Take him to one of the many dog run parks on Long Island for fun with fall foliage!

Seal Watching: Experience Nature Up Close & Personal

Going seal watching on Long Island during a seal hike or seal cruise is a truly unique experience!

How to Make the Most out of Your Local Parks for the Winter

Don’t ditch your park this year just because it is getting colder out – try some of these activities to make the most of your favorite park.

Suffolk County, PSEG Long Island, LI-GEO Unveil New Geothermal Energy Code to Assist Homeowners and Businesses

Alternative Energy Code Provides Blueprint for Future Geothermal Installations.

Mangano Launches “Dispose My Meds Program”

The “Dispose My Meds Program”is being launched in an effort to confront and halt the growing environmental threat of discarded pharmaceuticals finding their way into our bays, estuaries and landfills.

Tips to Proper Storage of Your Items during Cold Weather

Look over these tips on how to properly store your items away as you tidy up around the house for the holidays and get ready for the colder weather.

Long Island’s First Snow of the Season: Minor Snowfall Tonight Into Tomorrow

It looks like tonight into tomorrow night Long Island will be getting its first snow of the season!

Fun Ways to Get the Kids to Rake the Leaves After School

Gets the kids to help out with cleaning up the yard (and make it fun) with these creative ideas!

Wet Weather Driving Safety: How to Handle Rain, Puddles & Leaves on the Road

Before you hit the road this Fall, make sure you're prepared to handle the potential hazards that come with driving on wet roadways.
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