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Solid waste transfer facility proposed for Yaphank

An application for a solid-waste rail transfer station is before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The application covers 228 acres of wooded area in Yaphank, though only 50 would be used …

Legis. Rudy Sunderman, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy, is surveying Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley residents on flood patterns surrounding the Mastic-Mastic Beach-Shirley …

Five Fire Island National Seashore maintenance projects may just get the help they need under the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which guarantees funding for …

After a lot of waiting, the project to restore Canaan Lake in North Patchogue is moving forward in its last phase, which will include final touches to bring the lake back for recreational …

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s 2020 Summer Nature Experience program for kids just completed at the 16 Bay Road Post-Morrow property in Brookhaven hamlet. With …

“We’re going to Yellowstone National Park,” said David Vela’s father. Those words and that trip changed Vela’s life. Around the late 1960s, Vela’s dad …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution creating a designated management area in Bellport Bay. The area provides protection for shellfish that are planted there, which are part of …

A vacant lot which was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County last year has been cleared, making way for additional parkland that will connect to the Swan River Preserve next …

CEED, the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, will be hosting a free virtual event on June 20 to welcome the days of summer. While it is not permitted to gather in person for …

When life as we know it came to a screeching halt with the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s virtual presentations were already in the works. …

On Saturday, the snowy egret was there. Its beautiful white plum- age puffed out a bit as the visitor approached the small pond along the South Loop trail; then it flew away. That wasn’t the …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution that would allow a fish passage to be constructed next to the Swan River Preserve in East Patchogue. The project would allow for fish to move …

Creating a breach at Gilgo State Park? Maybe. An educational environmental event at Heckscher State Park? Perhaps. Those two possibilities were presented last Thursday night when five South …

The Mastic and Shirley sewer project is moving forward, with the next stage coming for homeowners in the community. There will be a set of meetings in March that will allow residents to review the …

Ten of 21 applications requesting funding from Suffolk County for various water-quality improvements were recommended by the county’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program Committee …

The Town of Brookhaven recently approved a resolution to purchase more than 22 acres spread over 106 parcels of land in Mastic Beach for open space. Much of the space is wetlands that are …

The Village of Patchogue board of trustees recently vowed to replace all outgoing vehicles with environmentally conscious alternatives in what it is calling the “Green Fleet Policy,” a …

Suffolk County Department of Public Works submitted five applications for funding through the county’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program, and DPW representatives indicated to the …

The multiphase plan to restore Canaan Lake back to its recreational glory days is now, according to Legis. Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue) in its final phase. Once completed later this summer, the lake …

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery has begun a search for a permanent, paid executive director, a step in growing the organization. CEED’s current executive director is …

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