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  • More than half of America’s coastal wetlands, approximately 120 million acres, have disappeared since 1900. Why has this happened? Human population pressures, pollution, development and climate change are the primary reasons. Loss of wetlands has resulted in depleted fisheries, destruction of shellfish beds and other habitats, as well as degradation and compromise of coastal environments […]

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  • On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Land Alliance, in partnership with the North Country Garden Club, hosted an informative, non-partisan and balanced lecture about climate change. We were very fortunate to have Kathleen Biggins one of the founders and President of C-Change Conversations speak to more than 100 community members about the science of climate […]

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  • On November 3, 2018, LIU Post, Cornell Cooperative Extension, iEat Green, Long Island Cares, Sierra Club, North Shore Land Alliance and others, under the umbrella of the Long Island Food Coalition, hosted a full-day conference titled Food as a Solution. This event brought together a variety of community members and organizations around key topics in […]

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  •   Earlier this Spring, North Shore Land Alliance, Nassau County and the Roosevelt Community celebrated the launch of the first community garden in Roosevelt, New York. Together, we transformed an old vacant lot into a vibrant garden bursting with organically grown herbs, fruits and vegetables. Thanks to the County and funds from two grants, from […]

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  • Wetlands are defined by the EPA as areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season. The degree of saturation largely determines how the soil develops and the types of […]

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  • The Land Alliance turned 15 years old on June 1, 2018! Many people judge success in terms of metrics like how many acres protected (nearly 1,200), how many members (3,200+ families), how many conservation easements (21), how many preserves open to the public (9), or how many children educated (6,000+). But here on the North […]

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  • On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Roosevelt Community Garden was officially opened to the public. Under bright sunny skies, 20+ garden members and volunteers gathered to kick-start the opening of the garden and the 2018 growing season. With the help of long-time farmers Heather Forest and Larry Foglia, garden members learned how to plant their […]

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  • Attractive changes are afoot at the entrances of three of the preserves the Land Alliance stewards: Red Cote Preserve (purchased by Nassau County with Environmental Bond funding) on Yellow Cote Road in Oyster Bay Cove, Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve on Chicken Valley Road in Upper Brookville and James Sanctuary in Old Brookville. New signs subtly […]

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  • Since the Land Alliance’s beginning, we’ve worked very hard to ready more land for public use. From clearing trails to removing invasive species to building small, pervious parking areas we continue to invite people in to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. We’re pleased to announce entryway improvements at two of our most-loved preserves: […]

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  • New York State officials worked into the Easter weekend to finalize the State’s upcoming budget.  We are pleased to report that the Environmental Protection Fund received another record year of funding at $300 million to support land conservation, water quality improvement, parks creation, farmland protection, urban conservation and other environmental quality and public health improvement […]

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