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Summer Bucket List 2015: Make the Most Out of Summer Here on Long Island with Tons of Local Fun!

There's no time for the summertime blues - this bucket list will keep you busy all summer long!

Another Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced today that another mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus.

DEC Announces Temporary Closure of Three Shellfishing Areas

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the north shore of Long Island during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period.

Northport, Eatons Neck & West Sayville Beaches Close to Bathing

Steers Beach in Northport, Prices Bend Beach in Eatons Neck and West Oaks Recreation Club Beach in West Sayville are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

UPDATE: Huntington Beach & Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Reopens

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip and Head of the Bay Club Beach in Huntington Bay are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

DEC Re-Opens Particular Shellfishing Areas

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced the reopening of approximately 4,000 acres of shellfish lands on Long Island.

DEC Releases Final Northern Cricket Frog Recovery Plan to Restore Amphibian's Population

The northern cricket frog will be protected and populations restored in New York State under the final management plan for the amphibian released today, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for Fire Island on June 30 & July 1

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Schumer Announces Legislation to Prevent Plum Island from Being Sold to Highest Bidder & Ensure Land is Preserved & Protected

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced legislation that would help ensure Plum Island is protected and preserved.

First Mosquito Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus This Season

SCDHS Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced today that a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, a Culex pipiens-restuans, was collected on June 18, 2015 in South Huntington.

DEC Announces Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator and Leashed Tracking Dog Examinations

Examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, August 14.

USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Thunderstorms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Northeast, Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley due to severe thunderstorms.

PSEG Long Island Offers Storm Preparation and Safety Tips

PSEG Long Island offers tips on how to prepare for, and be safe, during a storm.

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Flooding with Heavy Rain

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take steps to protect themselves and stay aware of current and potential hazardous weather conditions.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Closed

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Upgraded to Warning in Nassau & Western Suffolk, Watch Still in Effect for Eastern LI

The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch & a Hazardous Weather Outlook for both Suffolk & Nassau Counties.

Bellone, Officials Provide Fish Kill Updates

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by environmental, state, county and town officials Saturday to provide an update on the recent fish kills on the East End and ask the federal government for additional assistance to ...

Rice, Meeks & Sandy Victims Call on Congress to Stop FEMA Claw Backs

U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice and Gregory Meeks held a press conference today with local officials and homeowners to highlight cases in which Superstorm Sandy victims have been ordered to repay portions of the funding they received from ...

Health Officials Issue Peconic River Recreation Advisory

Following the amassing of thousands of dead bunker fish on the shores of the Peconic River on May 29, 2015 and June 14, 2015, health officials are warning residents and visitors who choose to recreate near these ...

DEC Announces Sea-level Rise Projection Meetings

The public will have an opportunity to comment on projections of future sea-level rise at four public information and listening meetings the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.
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