Increased clean water and environmental funding for New York State means a safer and more vibrant Long Island Sound.
This article is the second in a series following the ongoing work of the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) on Plum Island.
Nearly 60 volunteers and 10 coordinators braved the muddy conditions to plant over 3000 plants over 3 hours. This is part of an ongoing process with the goal of converting 1 acre of mudflats into salt marsh, a feat calling for 12,000 individual cordgrass plants.
Plum Island is an 840-acre island located in eastern Long Island Sound, and last week New York state legislators spoke up to protect it.
Towns around Long Island Sound and all over New York State are plagued with sewage leaks from aging wastewater infrastructure. The need is dire. In fact, 61 out of New York’s 62 counties have applied for state funding to help pay for badly-needed projects to protect public health and keep beaches open. The problem is, […]
Westchester residents can learn directly and immediately about sewage spills that might alter their plans for being on the water.
Sunday, June 8: The beaches are open today. Enjoy! The water quality is fine at Westchester’s Long Island Sound beaches, and they are open for swimming today, Saturday, June 7.
Sunday, June 1, 2014: The beaches in Westchester are open and the water is fine! Saturday, May 31, 2014: The water at the Long Island Sound beaches in Westchester is clean and the beaches are open today. So if you don’t mind cool and breezy temperatures, and cool water, enjoy!