Coastal Changes, Coastal Choices
On this episode of Water Matters, we are joined by Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O to discuss how physical coastal changes are influenced by climate change, how policy can protect our coastal resources, and what this all means for the Great South Bay and Long Island as...
Cesspools, Septics and The Great South Bay
On this episode of Water Matters, we are joined by Katherine Coughlin of The North Shore Land Alliance, with the support of The Nature Conservancy, to discuss how updating cesspools or septic systems can not only save homeowners money, but also help save the Great...
The Pine Barrens: How Trees Protect Our Water
Save The Great South Bay warmly welcomes guest blogger, Katie Muether Brown, Deputy Director of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society on how our Pine Barren trees help protect our waters. Colloquially, the piece of legislation that protected over 100,000 acres of Pine...
Diamondback Terrapins: Save Our Marshes, End The Harvest!!
Growing up on Long Island, I loved turtles. Painted, snappers, box turtles, spotted turtles, mud turtles. But for me the most elusive and by far the most beautiful were The Diamondback Terrapins. Their habitat is salt water marsh. They will spend their entire...
Ranger Eric Powers Visits Water Matters
Curt Johnson, Executive Director, Save The Sound
Curt Johnson, Executive Director of Save The Sound, issues an Eco Reportcard on the water quality of Long Island Sound, and discusses what remains to be done, especially on Long Island
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.
Water Matters — Episode One, Prof Chris Gobler
Water Matters, a web streamed show on surface and ground water issues on Long Island, just aired its first episode. Prof. Gobler spoke on how nitrogen pollution is triggering massive algal blooms and what we must do to combat that.
“Water Matters” — For Every Long Islander!
Water Matters will help environmental organizations on Long Island communicate. It is streamed from www.liwater.org/water-matters.html live and from the archive