Tag: Grassroots Environmental Education

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Have a Bay Friendly Yard

Hiring a landscaper for 2018? Make sure they are being 'green' about it. Ask them to use a mulching mower so that the grass clippings can feed your lawn. That is the best food your lawn can have. Why have the clippings dumped in a landfill so that you have to throw expensive chemical fertilizers on it?

If you have pets or children, love nature and respect your neighbors, avoid pesticides. If you kill the bugs, you kill the soil. There will be fewer birds, amphibians. Pesticides also have a way of ending up in our drinking water and our bays, rivers and ponds. We are seeing a global collapse of insects, including the pollinators. Let's stop with the Roundup. There are natural ways of dealing with insects. Dragon flies, bats, and birds like Purple Martins are all voracious mosquito eaters. Take this route over Mosquito Squad. Your grandchildren will thank you.

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Water Matters, Episode Three: Dick Amper, Executive Director, The Pine Barrens Society

For years in the late 80's / early 90's, developers and environmentalists fought over the fate of The Pine Barrens, a 50,000 acre forest of scrub pine in the eastern half of Suffolk County. In the end, the preservationists prevailed, securing this land for future generations, and saving a unique and diverse habitat from destruction. Our water supply was at the same time protected.

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Water Matters, Episode Three: Dick Amper, Executive Director, The Pine Barrens Society

For years in the late 80's / early 90's, developers and environmentalists fought over the fate of The Pine Barrens, a 50,000 acre forest of scrub pine in the eastern half of Suffolk County. In the end, the preservationists prevailed, securing this land for future generations, and saving a unique and diverse habitat from destruction. Our water supply was at the same time protected.

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Long Island’s Aquifers. We Are In Trouble, Folks, and We Don’t Even Know It

We absolutely need to start managing our drinking water on Long Island, or we will not have any drinking water in due time. Salt water intrusion has already begun to taint the aquifers because we pump far too much water out, half for our lawns. We've chosen our lawns over our children, above the needs of future generations! Toxic plumes of VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) large and small, seep ever further and wider into the groundwater, imperiling the one source of water we have.

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