In a surprise event, 96 rare baby sea turtles, known as Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles, hatched and crawled to the ocean on a Rockaway beach this week according to the National Park Service. The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles are some of the most endangered and smallest species of sea turtles and are typically found in […]

State’s Largest Expansion of Artificial Reefs Will Provide New Habitats, Restore Fishery Resources, and Bolster the Region’s Economies More Than 43,000 Cubic Yards of Clean, Recycled Tappan Zee Bridge Material and 5,900 Cubic Yards of Jetty Rock Will Support Construction of 6 Artificial Reefs Governor’s Announcement to Support Environmental Protection and the State’s Marine Ecosystems […]

Grants Will Help Communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Recover in Wake of Southern Pine Beetle Governor Cuomo Announced $3 Million Commitment to Manage Spread of Invasive Pest in June 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new “Welcome […]

For the first time in 100 years, there is a sizable number of humpback whales visiting New York City. The reason for the increase in Humpback whales are due to environmental clean up efforts. “Because of the improvement of the water quality, algea and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden [a small […]

Just recently Suffolk County had enacted fee increases for park amenities, the fee effected just about everyone included our veterans. However that could change, thanks due in part to the Suffolk County Thanks Our Disabled Veterans Act. Legislator Kara Hahn has requested legislators to repeal the fees for disabled veterans. Her request was received with an unanimous vote […]

If you’re from Long Island (which, if you’re reading this you probably are), you most likely will know Montauk. What you might not know is that the Montauk Peninsula is home to a very large State Park that borders the Atlantic Ocean as well as Gardiners Bay. This park is home to family fun camp […]

On September 7th at a General Legislature Meeting held by Suffolk County, Legislator Sarah Anker had introduced Resolution 1757 and was unanimously approved. The Resolution authorizes Suffolk County to start an appraisal of 21 acres on the old Kmart property that is located in Middle Island, hopefully to turn it into active parkland. The Kmart property […]