Tag: Water Matters

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Water Matters — Episode 6. Enrico Nardone, Executive Director of The Seatuck Environmental Association

Enrico Nardone of Seatuck will present on the diadromous and anadromous fish of Long Island, and how they are an essential part of the the food chain for seals, whales, river otters, gulls, bluefish, stripers, and other larger predators. Alewives, herring, and eels are migratory fish that live part time in fresh water, part time in salt water. For them and the ecosystem to thrive, we need to restore our streams, creeks and rivers, so that these fish can pass freely up and down stream once more. This would involve fish ladders and even dam removal.

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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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