Restoring a river begins with the community that lives along it. Love where you are from. Protect it. Heal it. Never give up.
We need to be far more informed and intentional as to what kinds of trees we plant in our communities. Some LI Towns are better than others here.
Phragmites is now taken for granted, accepted as part of our environment. That is a grave mistake. This invasive plant destroys local habitat. It can also be managed and in time defeated.
The Dirty Dozen Campaign names The Twelve Most UNWANTED Invasive Plants
“The Dirty Dozen”: The Twelve Worst Invasive Plants on Long Island
We must all be Loraxes now, champions of Nature in our community. Unless someone like us cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.
Stormwater Management goes hand in hand with planting natives. Natives are drought resistant, so when there is water, they absorb a lot!
Mosquito dunks are a safe, effective, and inexpensive means of managing mosquitoes in your yard
The Spotted Lanternfly threatens our vineyards
Come to our “plant raising” July 27th and help Sayville go native!
Come to our Plant Raising. Native Plants for sale!
The Long Island Conservancy will be holding a “plant raiser” for Sayville on July 27th at 7 PM at South Shore Dive, a gastropub at 65 West Main, Sayville. We will be supporting native plantings around town, starting with Brookside County Park where we will be planting The Isaac Green Native Garden
Rona Fried is West Hills County Park’s local steward and benefactor. She is funding the removal of invasive plants and the establishment of an American Chestnut Mother Orchard and a seasonal wetland.
The Long Island Conservancy was asked to speak at DubCo Brewery about the importance of planting native wildflowers as part of their For Science series, which focusses on environmental issues.
We have now a very promising method of returning The American Chestnut from extinction.
All it took was splicing in a wheat gene!
The lawn describes a chaos of weeds from all corners of the earth fighting it out to make your yard as ugly and lifeless as possible.
Long Island is facing an environmental crisis. What native habitat we have left is rapidly vanishing. We can do something about this.
Go native in your yard this spring!
Japanese Knotweed is set to take over. It may be the world’s worst invasive plant, and we have a great deal of it.
We must reconnect habitat: The fate of P22 tells us how important it is for us to link together local nature. It has been so fragmented by development, our animals have no real home any more.
Could it be that English Ivy contributes to the spread of ticks by providing cover for them and for the white-footed mouse?
By harvesting local wildflower seeds from our own yards, we can restore native habitat right here where we live.
Lawns are expensive, costly to the environment, to our health and well being.
We need yards, not lawns. We need to learn what is native and what is not, and go native. Our local animal population is depending on us.
We must work to remove invasive plants en masse and plant natives or we will witness the final collapse of our local ecosystems