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"No Discharge Zone" Designation for the South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today hailed the federal approval of a measure that will significantly improve water quality in the South Shore Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fish Regs Fight Goes Federal

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on October 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the U.S. Department of Commerce and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Monday to set up a free, permanent registration process for Long Island’s saltwater anglers so they only have to register once in their lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

State caught in ‘Superflop’

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on August 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

The Paterson administration has backed away from its surprise call last year to have the federal government lead a Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal — and now says the Environmental Protection Agency should “carefully review” an alternate proposal from Mayor Bloomberg for decontaminating the waterway. Read the rest of this entry »

DEC: Careful review of Gowanus alternative needed

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on August 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

 The agency that initially requested the feds to include the Gowanus Canal in the Superfund program is now advising careful consideration of the city’s alternative clean-up plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey shows angler effort, economic impact

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on August 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm

 New York’s anglers love their bass fishing, spend millions annually in pursuit of their pursuit of many species of fish, Read the rest of this entry »

Temporary Closure of Three Shellfishing Areas

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 2, 2009 at 5:32 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the north shore of Long Island during the upcoming July Fourth holiday period. Read the rest of this entry »

With rules galore, fluke is worth plenty

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on May 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

As we launch the unofficial start of summer, metro anglers practically need a calendar, tape measure and scorecard to prepare for saltwater fishing. It’s difficult keeping track of regulations for all the varieties of fish. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Seeks End to Sewage Discharges by Boats In Long Island's South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on April 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm

DEC Applauds Partnership to Establish “No Discharge Zone” Designation And Improve Water Quality, Protect Recreation Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate National Volunteer Week and Arbor Day by Volunteering to Plant Trees

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on April 22, 2009 at 1:48 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) “Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs” initiative will host two volunteer “potting events” in celebration of Arbor Day and National Volunteer Week. Read the rest of this entry »

New study will examine creek’s impact on health

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Queens, Working Waterfront on April 6, 2009 at 1:52 am

There has been no shortage of studies relating to the pollution in Newtown Creek, which divides parts of Brooklyn from Queens.   But those studies primarily talked about toxic chemicals and heavy metals — cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and mercury.  Read the rest of this entry »