Friday, January 19, 2018

Don’t Medicate Our Waters

Don’t Medicate Our Waters

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps your doctor changed your prescription, or you didn’t need to finish a prescription, and now there’s a half-filled bottle of pills left over. If you’re like most people, that bottle now joins a collection of other unused prescription drugs in your medicine chest, taking up space until you decide to dispose of them.  But […]

Navigating and Advocating

Navigating and Advocating

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s funny how certain things can nudge us as we journey along the river that is our lives. There are incidents, events, and occurrences that steer our personal and professional boats into certain currents. While the boat and the current may be a metaphor for some, it wasn’t the case with Dr. Roberta Weisbrod — […]

Long Island Lobsters Reveal Clues to Climate Change

Long Island Lobsters Reveal Clues to Climate Change

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Could sentinel monitoring help head off an environmental calamity? The first hint came in the summer of 1999 when lobstermen, expecting a bumper haul of crustaceans, instead started finding sick and dead lobsters in their traps. As the months wore on, the traps bore more dead specimens than live ones, and the catastrophe became clear. […]

Green Winterizing

Green Winterizing

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Though we know our landscapes will be brown (and possibly white) before too long, there’s no reason we can’t keep things green while we prepare our vessels for the winter. Products commonly found on boats or used to winterize them may be classified as toxic to the environment, including antifreeze, paints, motor oil, coolant, cleaning […]

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The damage to Long Island’s shores, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, is extraordinary. The east end of Long Island has a sand shortage and there are ongoing difficulties surrounding rising tides and storm surges, compounded by the ongoing natural erosion that takes its toll. Fire Island was greatly affected by Sandy; its “Old Inlet,” which allows […]

Don’t Dirty the Waters When You Clean Your Boat

Don’t Dirty the Waters When You Clean Your Boat

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While you’re raring to prep your boat and get going, our waterways really need you to green up as you clean up. Gone are the days of choosing efficiency over the environment. This spring, you’ll sacrifice nothing but a little time spent selecting the most environmentally-friendly products available. As you search for reduced enviro-impact products, […]

Long Island’s Endangered Species

Long Island’s Endangered Species

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Development, expansion, and other human activities have contributed to the endangerment of many of New York’s precious species, including those found in and around Long Island waters. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) aims to combat the threats of human activity by protecting and preserving the natural habitats of at-risk species.