The Suffolk County Legislature has finally approved the $73 million funding that is required for the Smith Point Bridge, the bridge connects Smith Point County Beach and the eastern portion of the Fire Island National Seashore to Long Islands William Floyd Parkway. The bridge carries an estimated 1 million visitors a year, making it one […]

  State officials may want to turn part of Camp Hero State Park in Montauk into a camping destination, with its sweeping panoramic views from atop the bluffs just west of Montauk Lighthouse, but several groups think that’s just one terrible idea. New York State is considering allowing camping to occur on 3.3 acres, which […]

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Suffolk County Legislature approved a funding appropriation in connection with the reconstruction of the spillway located in Southaven Park. In May of 2018 engineers from the Department of Public Works Bridges and Structures Division met with staff from the Parks Department to evaluate the condition of the Carmans River […]

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 […]

Ridge: Six people were recently charged for illegally dumping paint cans, a drum set, and a boat, in the Ridge Central Pine Barrens from May to July according to the Central Pine Barrens Commission. “If you’re caught dumping, you could be subject to tens of thousands of dollars in fines, the cost of restitution, possibly […]

Visitors to New York’s Jones Beach State Park has two new attractions for this summer season. A splash park on the boardwalk and the reopening of the Boardwalk Cafe. “We’re really trying to restore the history, majesty, and glory, and introduce recreational activities, food and dining opportunities tailored to the 21st century,” Rose Harvey, commissioner […]

New York State’s Robert Moses Park has a brand new, and barely used, a marina that’s open for overnight stays. According to the Long Island Deputy Regional Director of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, George Gorman, there has only been a total of seven (7) boaters that have booked overnight stays. The total […]

IT STANDS like a sentry on watch, a solitary figure on the easternmost bluffs of Long Island. Commissioned 190+ years ago by President George Washington, the Montauk Lighthouse has become one of the most photographed structures in America because of its dramatic location. But the peril of that site is causing concern over the future […]

Mountain bike trails on four New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)-managed properties in Suffolk County reopened on April 6, DEC Regional Director Carrie Meek Gallagher announced today. The trail closures had been in place due to small game and deer shotgun hunting seasons and to prevent excessive impacts to trails due to the […]

Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The cost of managing the negative impacts of the […]