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Grassland Restoration at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

August 2, 2016 — A grassland restoration project is underway at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve. Continue Reading

Trails Day Hike at Griswold Point

July 31, 2015 — The Trails Day hike that was conducted at Griswold Point, located in the Lower Connecticut River Stewardship Area, focused on climate change, glacial geology, native plants, and the plight of the salt marsh sparrow. Continue Reading

Saving the Bird Homestead in Rye

January 9, 2013 — Protecting the Bird Homestead along the tidal portion of Blind Brook in Rye will help to ensure the protection of one of Long Island Sound’s inaugural Stewardship areas, the Edith Read-Marshlands Stewardship Area in Rye. Continue Reading

Connecticut’s Largest “WMA” Gets Bigger

January 2, 2013 — A series of acquisitions has helped the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area become the state's largest, most diverse, and ecologically significant coastal wildlife management area. Continue Reading

West Meadow Plan to Remove Invasive

December 19, 2012 — The West Meadow Beach peninsula located in Stony Brook, NY is one of the largest and most diverse coastal ecosystems on the north shore of Long Island. In 2006, an ecological resources survey was conducted that resulted in the identification of perennial pepperweed (Lapidium latifolium) growing at the site. Continue Reading

Invasive Plant Removed in Mill Pond

December 19, 2012 — An initial infestation of water chestnut that once covered approximately three quarters of Mill Pond has now been reduced to a few plants along the shore and throughout the pond thanks to the efforts of US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, North Shore Land Alliance, The Town of Oyster Bay, Huntington/Oyster Bay Audubon Society, local neighbors, and many volunteers. Continue Reading

Osprey Makes Comeback

October 26, 2012 — By taking action against pesticide use, environmental activism has brought osprey back from the brink of extinction. Continue Reading

Barn Island’s Legacy of Conservation

October 25, 2012 — Over 60 years of research at Barn Island make it a model for tidal marsh restoration planning. Continue Reading

Long Beach West Dune and Beach

October 9, 2012 — Removal of abandoned structures and 35 acres of beach and dune habitat successfully restored along Long Beach West. Continue Reading

Hempstead Harbor Shellfish Beds

June 2, 2011 — New York has reopened 2,500 acres of shellfish beds that have been closed for more than 35 years. Continue Reading

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