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Long Island is facing an environmental crisis. What native habitat we have left is rapidly vanishing. We can do something about this.

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Go Native This Spring!

Going Native with a bioswale

Go native in your yard this spring!

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We Must Reconnect Habitat: The Legacy of P22

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.

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The Right To Native Plants

Increasingly, people are challenging local zoning laws and home owner’s association rules governing how one maintains one’s yard, asserting our right to native plants

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We Must Seed The Future

The young people of Sayville are helping to harvest native wildflower seeds to be planted in beds throughout the community

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Saving Turtles: Protecting The Nests

A nesting snapping turtle via marshall.edu

Saving turtles at Meadowcroft will be challenging. The six snapping turtle nests on the lawn were clearly predated by raccoons — not mowed over as some were quick to claim. Getting people to accept this explanation will be half the problem. The other half will be covering the nests well enough that the raccoons can’t dig the nests out.

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We Champion LI’s Native Plants

The Long Island Conservancy and Marshall Brown are champions for native plants and for local habitat restoration. We need to plant natives in our yards as habitat for local wildlife.

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The Suburban Lawn Must Die

"A perfect neighborhood. Luxury houses with nice landscaping" says the marketeer's caption

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.

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