Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

April 2011 Featured Writer

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Jennifer McGivern is a Research Technician for the Suffolk County Department of Environment and Energy, Division of Water Quality Improvement. A life-long resident, she is dedicated to working to protect and enhance Long Island’s invaluable natural resources.

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.