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DEC Announces Sporting License System Improvements

Improvements to the state Department of Environmental Conservation's sporting license-issuance and game harvest reporting system are in place in time for this year's hunting season, DEC Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman announced today.

Long Envisioned Hiking Trail Opens in Stony Brook Park

It was nearly 17 years ago when a coalition of civic and community groups first envisioned a park and nature trail on what was slated to become a 40 lot subdivision.

DEC and State Parks Offer Free Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) I FISH NY program, in cooperation with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation, will offer a free freshwater fishing clinic.

2015 U.S. Open Arena Polo Championship® Returns to Long Island

The United States Polo Association today announced that the 2015 U.S. Open Arena Polo Championship® will return this Sunday, July 26 to Country Farms Polo Club in Medford, Long Island, New York for its fourth year.

The Marty Lyons Foundation Celebrates 30th Celebrity Golf Classic Supporting Wishes of Children with Severe Illness

Sports legends and celebrities recently teed off in The Marty Lyons Foundation's 30th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in support of Foundation's mission to grant the special wishes of children with life threatening or terminal illnesses.

DEC Announces Adoption of New Fall Hunting Seasons for Wild Turkey

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today adopted new regulations to shorten fall turkey hunting seasons in New York State due to a declining turkey population across the state.

Mangano: Tough Mudder To Generate $2.5 Million In Economic Benefit

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission today announced that the Tough Mudder – a 10+ mile obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, ...

DEC Adopts Required Restrictive Regulations Governing Recreational Black Sea Bass Harvest For 2015 Season

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted new regulations governing the recreational harvest of black sea bass to meet the 33-percent harvest reduction required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Go Fish! Suffolk PAL Offers Summer Youth Outings

Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) is pleased to inform residents that the Suffolk County Police Athletic League (PAL) is a gain offering its reasonably - priced four - hour summer fishing trips for youths.

Reel in a Big One by Chartering or Renting a Fishing Boat

No boat? No problem! Charter a fishing boat or rent a boat at one of LI’s reputable fishing charters and boat rental companies.

DEC Announces Temporary Shellfishing Closure Of Three Mile Harbor For Fireworks Weekend

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the temporary closure of Three Mile Harbor, in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, during the annual Clamshell Foundation, Great Bonac Fireworks Show.

All-Stars Gather in LI to Support Catalanotto Foundation

Former pro-athletes play again to support the Frank Catalanotto Foundation's mission to aid early treatment of vascular birthmarks.

Governor Cuomo Calls For Fair and Gradual Changes to Summer Flounder Fishery

Governor Cuomo called on the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council to reevaluate a potential 43 percent fluke harvest reduction for New York in 2016.

Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Learn-to-Swim Programs to Serve An Additional 1,000 Children at State Parks This Summer

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will provide free Learn-to-Swim programs to 1,000 additional children this summer at State Parks across New York.

Take the LIRR to the Foo Fighters Concerts at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16

If you’re planning to see the Foo Fighters perform this week at Citi Field, then the Long Island Rail Road is the way to get there.

LIRR Adding 16 Extra Trains This Friday to Help Soccer Fans See Lower Manhattan Ticker Tape Parade

If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches.

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!

DEC Campground Features Added to New York's Free Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App

All DEC campgrounds are now included on the free New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife mobile application.

State Parks Encourages Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Weekend and Summer Swim Season

As the summer vacation season kicks-off and New Yorkers head outdoors to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, State Parks wishes to remind visitors that there are more than 100 state park beaches, pools and spray-grounds available ...

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.
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