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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.

Southern Pine Beetle Confirmed for the First Time in New York State

This is the first detection of SPB in New York State.

Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Strengthen Coastal Resiliency Against Future Storms on Long Island

$383 Million for Suffolk County Sewer Projects to Reduce Harmful Nitrogen Pollution, Which Damages Natural Coastal Defenses against Severe Storms and Flooding - State to Advance $97 Million to Nassau County to Help Expedite Upgrades to Bay ...

Petition to Ban Quick Release Water Soluble Fertilizer On Long Island: An Open Letter from Marshall Brown

Long Island needs your help, and now. Nitrogen pollution, mostly from the 500,000 septic tanks in Nassau and Suffolk, is causing massive algal blooms that are wiping out entire ecosystems.

Governor Cuomo Announces $70 Million in Funding for 68 Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

Governor Cuomo today announced approximately $70 million in awards to fund 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects in New York.

Reflections: Two Years After Hurricane Sandy

With this year marking the 2 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, let’s take a look back at the storm and the effect it has had on us.

Governor Cuomo Announces Hatchery to Reopen and Restore Trout Fishing on Connetquot River State Park

Hatchery expected to produce 35K trout for river fishery and Long Island State Parks.

State Parks Urges Boaters to Be Prepared for Cold Water

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey today reminded boaters to take precautions to protect themselves from heightened dangers of sudden, unexpected cold water immersion while on late season boating outings, ...

Take in the Colors of Fall at Botanical Gardens on Long Island

Enjoy the beauty of natural fall colors at one of the many botanical gardens on Long Island! Many also include walking trails.

Add Fishing to Your Fall Outdoor Activities

Fall is a great time to go fishing and enjoy the outdoors! Long Island offers plenty of options for recreational fishing.

Sit Back and Enjoy the View with Long Island’s Best Sunset Spots

Here are some of the bet spots to enjoy the great sunsets we have on Long Island.

State Parks Proposes New Phase of Nissequogue River State Park Improvements

Project will create new scenic overlook and continue removal of deteriorated buildings.

NOAA Predicting More Snow, Warmer Temps for Long Island this Winter

Get those gloves, snow blowers, shovels, and ice scrapers out of storage, because it’s going to be an extra snowy Winter!

Fall Foliage Hikes For 2014

This year explore some Long Island hiking trails while taking in all of the beautiful Fall foliage!

Plant a Tree, Fall is a Great Time for It!

Just because the leaves on the trees are changing colors and falling doesn't mean planting season is over. Fall is actually one of the best times to plant a tree! Trees are even being given away for ...

Researchers Need Public’s Help Studying the Secret Life of House Cats

Special opportunity for Long Island residents.

‘Blood Moon’ Second Lunar Eclipse of 2014

Time to turn your eyes to the skies and experience the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse predicted to become visible October 8th.

Alligator Rescued From Home In Mastic Beach

The alligator was dropped off to a rescue group and the group called the Suffolk County SPCA.

Allergies are Still in Season! Helpful Info on Fall Allergies

It may not be spring, but many of us are still suffering from allergies.

Decorate Your Door & Make Your Own Festive Fall Wreath

Show your Fall spirit this season by decorating your door with a festive wreath!

An Autumn Day Scavenger Hunt

Have some fun as a family out in the cool, crisp Autumn weather as you hunt down the items on your list!
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