Monthly Archives: April 2017

For Release: Friday, April 21, 2017 Purchase Protects Historic Landscape and Long Island Sound Water Quality The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has acquired 17 acres of woodland in the historic maritime hamlet of Setauket. The property will be added to Patriots Hollow State Forest, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The […]

More then a decade has passed since Shoreham was supposed to be the home of Long Island’s Nuclear Power Plant. A vision of Long Island Lighting Co. it now sits Dormant. LIPA has been trying to figure out what to do with the vacant plant. Some of the propersals included wind turbines, dredging for a […]

Rafael Cruz News Release Date: April 14, 2017 Contact: James Dunphy, 631-661-4876 The National Park Service announced today that work to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, will begin on Monday, April 17. Visitor access may be rerouted to the lighthouse’s northern entrance during the […]

The staff of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge continue to monitor the pair of bald eagles along Little Neck Run, a small tributary of the Carmans River. Two eaglets successfully fledged from the nest in 2016. Recent observations of the eagles at the nest site prompt a seasonal closure of Little Neck Run to public access. The closure will help reduce disturbance to the birds and help protect the nest location during this very sensitive time. Once eagles select a nesting territory, they tend to use it for the rest of their lives.

Hallock State Park Preserve is a relatively new park, only just purchased in the early 2000’s. It was formed of over 200 acre’s of farmland, and is the home to some rare rock formations called hoodoo’s. This year the park is getting much needed work done on it with a Visitors Center, parking lot and an entrance. […]