Tuesday, July 25 is the County Legislature's last chance to vote to opt the water quality restoration fund on the November ballot. Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca urges residents to demand legislator's "let the voters decide."
The osprey, a magnificent, once-endangered raptor, has made a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and the banning of the toxic chemical pesticide DDT. There are now about 550 nesting pairs of osprey on the East End of Long Island, where the birds return each spring to nest and breed.
An extension of the Drinking Water Protection Program to 2060, with a 1/8-penny sales tax increase would provide $3.1 billion to reduce nitrogen pollution by funding replacement of conventional cesspools/septic systems with advanced onsite treatment systems.
Opinion: We are at the thin end of the wedge here on the East End and if we don’t make an unprecedented stand to protect the resources and character that define our region, it will be gone in a decade.
Environmental advocates are urging local officials to register their opposition to a Trump administration plan to open more than 90 percent of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration and drilling.
Looking for an opportunity to get outdoors this weekend? Join the Group for the North Fork's Fauna-thon.