Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Be Careful What You Flush

Be Careful What You Flush

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Wet wipes, long used for baby care, have grown increasingly popular with adults in recent years. Marketing of flushable wipes as a cleaner, fresher option than dry toilet paper alone has resonated with consumers. According to the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, pre-moistened wipes are currently a $6 billion-a-year industry, and growing. The product’s […]

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plastic waste in our waterways can be quite an eyesore. Bags and containers litter shorelines, clog streams and rivers, and form floating trash heaps in the middle of the ocean, imposing harmful effects on the environment and resulting in often deadly consequences to marine life. Additionally, there are lesser known and potentially more pervasive plastic […]

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

Greater Resilience along the Great South Bay

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Long Island was devastated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 as storm surges surpassed record highs for the region. This monstrous storm caused $6.7 billion in property damage on Long Island’s waterfront and displaced many residents from their homes for prolonged periods of time. With sea levels rising and the potential for more frequent and […]

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 2014 Featured Writer

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jennifer McGivern is a Research Technician for the Suffolk County Dept. of Economic Development and Planning.  A life-long resident, she is dedicated to working to protect and enhance Long Island’s invaluable natural resources.

Be Wise When You Fertilize!

Be Wise When You Fertilize!

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We fertilize our lawns to enjoy thick, lush green grass. However, excessive and improper fertilizing also promotes thick, lush algae growth in our local waterways. Too much nitrogen — the main ingredient in lawn fertilizers — is the cause of the excessive algae growth. Its growth interferes with recreational water activities including boating and swimming, […]

Please Don’t Fertilize the Water!

Please Don’t Fertilize the Water!

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We fertilize our lawns to enjoy thick, lush green grass. Excessive and improper fertilizing, however, also promotes thick, lush algae growth in our local waterways.

Suffolk County Stormwater Management Program

Suffolk County Stormwater Management Program

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Oil and grease from roadways, pesticides, fertilizers, pet waste, sediments from construction, and carelessly discarded trash and litter are all common pollutants found in stormwater runoff.