Tag: Pine Barrens Society

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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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How Can I Help Save Long Island’s Waters?

Start using lawn and agricultural fertilizers that are eco-friendly, that don't pollute our groundwater, drinking water and bays with excess nitrogen and phosphorus. The excess nitrogen has been contributing to brown tide, red tide, rust tide, red tide and blue green algae, and these have been killing our bays and in some cases rendering the water toxic. Click here to see what Nitrogen Free recommends for lawn care as they work to support Save Barnegat Bay. What ever bay we are speaking of, on Long Island or not, the issues are the same -- too much nitrogen in the groundwater from fertilizer and septic seepage leading to algal blooms and dying bays.

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