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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.

Legislator Anker Joins Harbor Advisory for Annual Beach Cleanup

On April 18, 2015, Legislator Sarah Anker joined members of the Mount Sinai Harbor Advisory Committee and local volunteers for the William Waltz Annual Cedar Beach Cleanup.

Suffolk SPCA: Another Alligator Spotted in Suffolk County

Another Alligator Spotted in Suffolk County.

Smithtown Teen Going the Distance for Community With First Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race & Half Mile Fun Run

Smithtown West High School Junior Rachel Gladstone is organizing the first Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race and Half Mile Fun Run as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

DEC Welcomes Out-of-State Crews for Southern Pine Beetle Work

Crews arrive from New Hampshire, Maine and Nova Scotia.

DEC Reminds Anglers of New Coastal Striped Bass Limits on Season Opening Day

The NYS DEC today reminded anglers of the new striped bass limits, effective today, to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission's mandated 25-percent harvest reduction.

DEC Issues Guidance to Avoid Conflicts With Coyotes

The NYS DEC today issued guidance on preventing conflicts with coyotes.

Celebrate Long Island’s State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 2nd!

Eighteen parks across Long Island will hold volunteer events as part of the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2nd.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Expected to Offer Stunning Celestial Display April 22nd & 23rd!

Look Up at the Sky Day and the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower are coming up this month--get ready to do some stargazing!

LongIsland.com's 2015 April Family Fun Guide: Celebrate Spring, Enjoy the Outdoors, Fun Festive Fairs & More!

Spring into Fun this April with Festivals, Carnivals, Easter Brunches and more this April!

Spring Into Fun: Get a Jumpstart on Enjoying a Day at the Beach

Spring is here, which means its time to start thinking about heading to the beach! Check out these fun ways to make the most out of the beach this Spring!

Winter Weather Advisory Issued from 6 AM Friday Morning to 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday Morning to 2 AM Saturday.

Going for a Ride: The Best Bike Paths on Long Island

Bikers on Long Island have no trouble find great scenic paths.

Spring Nature Programs at Local Parks and Preserves

Get outside and open your mind with these educational experiences to learn about creatures ranging from seals to bats!

Schumer: At Least 95,000 Utility Poles on Long Island Treated with Highly Toxic Chemical

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately investigate the specific use of pentachlorophenol, a toxic wood preservative, on utility poles throughout Long Island and urged PSEG Long Island ...

DEC Releases Revised Mute Swan Management Plan for Public Comment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a revised mute swan management plan with significant changes after considering the diverse public comments received on a first draft released in January 2014. DEC is ...

Grab Your 2015 Empire Passport and Enjoy the Best Parks and Beaches Year-Round!

Get your hands on this year’s Empire Pass for year-round access to some of the best parks and recreation facilities.

How Much Snow Has Your Town Received? Snow Totals for Long Island During Winter Storm Thor

Did your town get the most snow or the least? Check out the snow totals all across the island!

Are You Prepared? Take Sustainable Long Island's Storm Readiness Assessment

Sustainable Long Island has been awarded a $10,000 grant from State Farm to develop and launch a Disaster Preparedness Program.

PSEG Long Island Prepared for the Approaching Storm

PSEG Long Island is preparing for the upcoming storm system, forecasted to bring rain, sleet and snow across the service territory tonight through Thursday evening.

Winter Storm Warning Issued: 4-8 Inches of Snow Expected Tonight into Thursday Morning

With up 8 inches possible tonight into tomorrow, the NWS has upgraded the Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday into Thursday.
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