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Report: Environmental factors linked to climate change very likely contributed to scallop die-off

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Warmer waters, new predators, and loss of eelgrass habitat affected the Peconic Bay scallop population, in addition to a new parasite infection, according to a report by the Peconic Estuary Partnership issued yesterday.

Peconic Estuary Program proposes wetland construction in Aquebogue to improve health of Meetinghouse Creek

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A 1.2-acre wetland would be constructed on town-owned property at the headwaters of the creek to filter road runoff being discharged from drainage structures.

Photos: Rain garden planted downtown by volunteers, Peconic Estuary Program

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The Peconic riverfront in downtown Riverhead now has a rain garden to help filter stormwater runoff into the river, thanks to more than two dozen volunteers, the Peconic Estuary Program and the Town of Riverhead.

After last year’s fish kills, turtle die-off shed light on nitrogen impacts, Peconic Estuary Program begins plan update

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The Peconic Estuary Program is updating its conservation plan to refocus its efforts on the latest threats to the waterbodies of the Peconic Bay.
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Peconic Estuary Program seeks volunteers to help plant rain garden downtown

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With your help, downtown Riverhead will have a rain garden to filter out pollutants that would otherwise be discharged into the Peconic River. Volunteers are...

Toxin-free lawn and landscape seminar to be held March 3 in Riverhead

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The Perfect Earth Project, in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and The Peconic Land Trust will hold its second annual Toxin-Free...
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