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Preserve the Hudson's legacy

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on August 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

uadricentennial celebrations — especially the River Day Flotilla — have drawn crowds to the Hudson’s shores, reminding residents, business leaders and policymakers of the essential role the river plays in sustaining the region’s prosperity and quality of life. 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 »

State renews warnings about eating Hudson River fish

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 14, 2008 at 11:18 pm

The state Health Department is holding public outreach meetings this month in communities along the Hudson River to continue cautioning residents not to eat or to limit their intake of fish caught in the river. Read the rest of this entry »

For Scallops, New Signs of Life in the Peconics

In Dive In, Region on August 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm

A FOUR-YEAR project to restore scallops to Peconic Bay, backed by a $1.75 million grant from Suffolk County, has had some success in Orient Harbor, marine scientists say. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA eyes additions to Long Island's no-discharge zones

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on August 11, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Cold Spring Harbor, Oyster Bay and Hempstead Harbor are poised to join the list of Long Island’s federal no-discharge zones where boaters cannot pump even treated sewage overboard. Read the rest of this entry »

Grants Available for Projects that Commemorate NY’s 400th Anniversary

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on July 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

The state is now accepting applications through Sept. 3, 2008, for Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial (HFCQ) grant projects. Read the rest of this entry »


In Dive In, Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on March 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Score another one for the fish. Read the rest of this entry »


In Brooklyn, Get Wet, Go Coastal on March 12, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a major money pit that’s now in danger of losing its biggest draw – waterfront activities like rowboating, canoeing and kayaking, Read the rest of this entry »