Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

Change a Habit, Clean the Water

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

So much of what we do and use affects our waters, yet I’d venture that there’s none among us who says, “I’m going to damage the ecosystem today.” Rather, we just go about our lives, doing what we always do — use, toss, flush, release, wrap, and other actions that are mindless and seem harmless. […]

Be Wise When You Fertilize!

Be Wise When You Fertilize!

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We fertilize our lawns to enjoy thick, lush green grass. However, excessive and improper fertilizing also promotes thick, lush algae growth in our local waterways. Too much nitrogen — the main ingredient in lawn fertilizers — is the cause of the excessive algae growth. Its growth interferes with recreational water activities including boating and swimming, […]

Putting the Sound Back in Long Island Sound

Putting the Sound Back in Long Island Sound

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. During summertime, people flock to the waters and the beaches (if you look closely enough, you might actually see the harmful UV rays bouncing off the sunscreened bodies enjoying our local resources). A particularly popular place for summer recreation is the 1,320-mile Long Island Sound. Bordering Long Island, the Bronx, and Westchester in New […]