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Bay Friendly Yards: Ocean Beach
Director of Habitat Restoration Frank Piccininni addresses the Village of Ocean Beach Civic Association on how to create Bay Friendly Yards in the Fire Island community.
Bay Friendly Yards: Recycling Stormwater
Bay Friendly Yards: Creating A Butterfly Garden
Bay Friendly Yards: Nature and Mindfulness
Bay Friendly Yards: Creating Wildlife Habitat
Bay Friendly Yards: Three Essential Elements
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We invite you to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7-8 M via Zoom for a panel discussion and Q&A on how you can incorporate sustainable landscaping to not only protect our waterways, but also to promote biodiversity and healthy regional ecosystems. Our panelists...
Beyond providing nutrition and beautifying spaces, gardens can serve many purposes, such as supporting natural processes and pollinators. Rain gardens are a type of specialty garden that help protect our waterways by managing stormwater runoff. Below are some tips ...
Long Island invented the suburban lawn. Fields of green with ornamental bushes brought in from all over the world requiring all manner of care -- watering, fertilizing, pesticides -- so that exotics and plants from other climates could survive here. But this search...
Lost trees thanks to the blustering winds of Tropical Storm Isaias and wondering what to replace them with? Here are our top five suggestions of Bay Friendly Yard trees - all of which are native to Long Island. According to Frank Piccininni, Director of Habitat...
On the banks of the beautiful Carll’s River in Babylon Village, just where it crosses under Park Avenue, you will find the Carll’s River Native Forest, a Save The Great South Bay habitat restoration project established in April 2019 as a collaborative effort with the...
For thousands of years after the last glacial period, the American Chestnut, Castanea Dentata, dominated the eastern Deciduous Forests of the eastern United States, making up 25% to 30% of the forest canopy of Long Island’s hardwood forests. Growing over 100 to 120 ft...