Tag: Richard Amper

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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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9-10-13: The Long Island Clean Water Partnership Launch Covered by the Wall Street Journal

Long Island environmental groups are banding together to stem the flow of nitrogen into the region’s groundwater and bays.

The initiative announced Tuesday follows what environmentalists are calling the worst year on record for ecological problems related to nitrogen, a nutrient that feeds algal blooms blamed for devastating much of the island’s marine life over the last three decades.

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