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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.

Making Sound Decisions to Protect & Restore

Making Sound Decisions to Protect & Restore

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The nooks and crannies of the Long Island Sound’s coastline stretch for 600 miles and include habitats such as tidal wetlands, coastal forests, grasslands, and rocky shorelines. These habitats are thriving with wildlife– juvenile striped bass and bluefish hide among the plants and ribbed mussels cling to the peat in wetlands, horseshoe crabs crawl along sandy beaches to lay their eggs, and osprey soar overhead looking for their next meal. Then there are all of us who visit our shoreline to swim, boat, or just enjoy the beauty of this precious resource.

The Peconic Estuary

The Peconic Estuary

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you heard why “green” boating tips are so important to follow? One reason: our local waterways are so unique and amazing that they clearly deserve boaters’ respect.