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VERY IMPORTANT LINKS

http://www.dec.state.ny.us/ NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
 
Click here for PDF of NYS DEC Region 1 State Land Three-year Seasonal Access Permit Application

http://pb.state.ny.us/  Pine Barrens Commission

www.libreastcancerwalk.org  Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer June 5 & 6, 2004

www.hikefordiscovery.org/li  Train to hike and you'll raise funds to help the Society cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma


Mega-Links

Http://www.mylongisland.com "Your Portal to the Long Island community"

http://pb.state.ny.us/chart_master_links.htm Comprehensive compilation of links at the New York State Pine Barrens Commission website

Http://www.gorp.com/gorp/activity/hiking.htm Hiking info

http://www.longislandexchange.com/   Long Island Exchange: The Guide To Everything Long Island

http://www.hot-links.ws Long Island Links - Attractions, Tourist Information, Places of Interest.  Large collection of links for Long Island visitors and locals. Links to "Official Sites" for museums, golf courses, attractions, nature sites, beaches, bicycling, municipalities, parks and all types of entertainment.  

Http://www.hamptonsinfo.com  "People visit the Hamptons because of our open spaces and beautiful waterways. Residents and visitors should be invited to enjoy these resources year round. By encouraging people to enjoy our resources, we promote a better appreciation for them." Bob Beattie

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/WhereToGo/index.html   Nassau County Parks and Museums Information Listing

http://www.longislandexchange.com/   The Long Island Exchange is Long Island's Internet access to local events, news, classifieds, maps, entertainment, and much more. It is an all-encompassing guide to Long Island, New York.


Not-For-Profit Links

http://www.webstrats.com/nplinks.htm  A page of informational links for nonprofit organizations.


Environmental Organizations

http://www.qualityparks.org/   Our nonprofit mission is to improve the stewardship of parks and protected areas.

Http://www.americanhiking.org/ American Hiking Society: the only national organization dedicated to serving hikers and protecting hiking trails

Http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/ny/longisland/index.html The Sierra Club Long Island Chapter

Http://www.seatuck.org The Seatuck Environmental Association is dedicated to the study and conservation of native species and their natural habitats on Long Island. SEA sponsors and conducts scientific research in ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology, and provides environmental education to facilitate conservation of the region's biodiversity

http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/  Starflower Experiences, Inc. is a local not-for-profit educational organization that offers programs and experiences to help people understand, appreciate, and live more in harmony with the earth's life systems. Most of our public events and outdoor experiences take place at Sweet Hollow Hall in West Hills County Park, Melville. Last summer was our 12th year running the Earthkeepers program at this location.

www.nfec1.org  A grassroots environmental protection organization, The North Fork Environmental Council believes that there are solutions to the challenges for protecting the environment of the North Fork.

Http://www.peconiclandtrust.org Nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting open space and farmland on Long island. PLT accepts gifts of land and conservation easements, and works with farmers, landowners and municipalities to find alternatives to full-yield development.

Http://www.nativeamerica.com Want to know more?  Visit “Native America” website

Http://www.sofo.org  South Fork Natural History Society fosters appreciation, understanding and preservation of the unique natural world of the South Fork.

http://www.geocities.com/denisbyrne/edgewood.html   Our goal is to preserve the maximum amount of open space and connecting infrastructures around LI to create a user-friendly network of walkways, trails, and paved bikepaths to connect our parks, beaches, preserves, communities and other open spaces.

www.geocities.com/denisbyrne/bridge.html Trails Advocate Western Suffolk

Http://www.thehamptons.com/group/  Group for the East End (hiking, biking and boating events) The Group is dedicated to protecting the environment, rural character and quality of life across the South Fork and now also the North Fork and Shelter Island through public advocacy and public education. The Group is the only professionally-staffed, not-for-profit organization dedicated to using public advocacy to protect our region's diverse wetlands, bays and harbors, forests, coastlines, farmlands and historic community character.

www.groupforthesouthfork.org  The Group for the East End is an environmental advocacy and education organization, committed to the preservation of eastern Long Island’s natural resources and rural heritage. 

Http://www.tnc.org/southfork The Nature Conservancy, South Fork-Shelter Island Chapter

Http://www.tnc.org/longisland The Nature Conservancy Long Island Chapter    

Http://www.pinebarrens.org/ The Long Island Pine Barrens Society  

http://www.fdale.com/FMP/  Friends Of Massapequa Preserve
A group of dedicated citizens, who live in the greater Massapequa area, or use the preserve, who united to form a not-for-profit organization to enhance the protection, restoration, uses and appreciation of this precious community resource.

http://www.friendsofhp.org/  Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Hempstead Plains and to offering educational programs about this special and rapidly vanishing ecological and historical habitat.

http://www.northshorelandalliance.org/home.htm   The North Shore Land Alliance, Inc. ("NSLA") is a land trust formed to protect and preserve, in perpetuity, the green spaces, wetlands and historical sites of Long Island's North Shore for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations and the protection and
enhancement of homeowner quality of life.

http://sbec.gushi.org/    The Stony Brook Environmental Conservancy (SBEC) is a new community based non-profit organization whose mission is to help preserve, protect and enhance the unique environmental heritage of the greater Stony Brook area.

http://nynjctbotany.org/   To find information on literally Hundreds of great places to study nature, try this website (very much in progress) of natural places in our area by geographical regions

http://www.estuary.cog.ny.us/access_guide/accessguide.html   South Shore Estuary Reserve Natural Resource Access Guide: This access guide provides information on nearly 60 public parks, preserves, bike and foot trails, and related facilities in the Reserve where you can access and enjoy the Reserve's natural treasures.

http://longpondgreenbelt.org/  Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is dedicated to the preservation, stewardship, and public appreciation of the unique expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands in the Town of Southampton known as the Long Pond Greenbelt, which stretches from Ligonee Creek in Sag Harbor to Sagaponack Pond in Sagaponack.

http://www.ccom-montauk.org/ The mission of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk is to preserve the environment and ecology of Montauk.

www.ptny.org   Parks & Trails New York is the only organization working statewide to protect New York's parks and help communities create new parks. Our mission is to expand, protect and promote a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout our state for use and enjoyment by all.

 

Agencies

Http://www.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/ Environmental resource

http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg1/index.html  State owned DEC managed lands/public access activities - Region 1

Http://pb.state.ny.us  New York State Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission

http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/departments/parks.aspx  Suffolk County Parks

Http://www.nature.nps.gov National Parks Service

Http://www.lihistory.com/1/hs111a.htm Pine Barrens info  


Bicycle Groups


Http://www.bicyclelongisland.org/ Centralized resource

Http://www.climbonline.org CLIMB mountain biking

http://www.bikearoundlongisland.com/   Bike Around Long Island  

Other Hiking Websites

Http://www.nynjtc.org New York New Jersey Trail Conference

Http://www.shorewalkers.org Shorewakers, Inc. (212) 330-7686
A not-for-profit walking and environmental group, New York City and Vicinity
"COLLECTING IS GOOD; SHOREWALKING IS BETTER" --Shorewalkers Motto

www.nassauhiking.org   Nassau Hiking & Outdoor Club  

http://www.adkli.org/  Long Island Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club ADK Long Island is a local chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. We hike in the Hudson Highlands, Catskills, Adirondacks, and places far afield. We are active in the enjoyment, maintenance, and protection of our wilderness and waterways.

www.ligreenbelt.org  The official Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference Web Page


Equestrian Groups

Http://www.nshaonline.org  Nassau Suffolk Horseman's Association


Historic Parks

http://www.plantingfields.com/   Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park A Long Island Historic Site

http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/  Old Westbury Gardens - Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps. The Charles II style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of carefully planned formal gardens and landscaped grounds interspersed with woodlands, ponds and lakes.

http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/69224447.htm   Built in 1884-85, Sagamore Hill was the last permanent home of Theodore Roosevelt. The estate is named after " . . . the old Sagamore Mohannis, who as Chief of his little tribe, signed away his rights to the land."


http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/65728400.htm   Throughout the year Old Bethpage Village Restoration recreates the atmosphere of a pre-Civil War Long Island Village, illustrating agricultural, domestic and commercial activities through the actual practice of crafts and skills. On some 200 acres of rolling hills, more than 55 historic buildings -- all original structures

http://www.co.nassau.ny.us/parkmuse.html#Sands   Sands Point Preserve is more than just a nature preserve; in addition to protecting and interpreting Long Island’s natural habitats, Sands Point showcases an example of Long Island’s turn-of-the-century Gold Coast estate period. Built by railroad heir Howard Gould, the estate was fashioned after the grand estates of the European feudal period.

http://www.garviespointmuseum.com/   The Garvies Point Museum and Preserve provides educational programs spanning all age groups from pre-k to college. The museum is dedicated to Geology and Native American history and Culture of Long Island. The preserve consists of 62 acres with 5 miles of marked nature trails as well as beach front property, two ponds and a meadow.


Camping

Http://www.licamping.com/ Long Island Camping information  


Audubon & Other

http://www.ssaudubon.org/   The mission of the South Shore Audubon Society is to promote environmental education, and to preserve and restore our environment, through responsible activism, for the benefit of both people and wildlife.

http://ny.audubon.org/trsac.htm   Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay, New York is committed to building a culture of conservation and to fostering communities that value nature by providing environmental and natural science education. 
TRS is dedicated to the protection of Long Island’s critical habitats and promotes the conservation of avian populations through sound science and habitat enhancement.

http://www.huntingtonaudubon.org/   The mission of the Huntington Audubon Society is to increase community awareness about the environment and to encourage others to enjoy and protect birds and other wildlife in their natural habitats. Serving Huntington Township and neighboring Oyster Bay and Jericho areas.

www.EasternLongIslandAudubon.homestead.com Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, Inc. A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society Serving the communities of Southampton, East Hampton, Western Riverhead, Eastern Brookhaven To be an inspiration for all those who feel a sense of kinship for Long Island by instilling on the local community a renewed appreciation for the natural world and a commitment to be stewards of the environment.  This will be accomplished by engaging in educational and scientific activities, which promotes conservation. 

http://www.gsbas.com/ Great South Bay Audubon Society ("GSBAS") are Stewards at Brookside County Park # 59 Brook Street Sayville, NY.  Our new headquarters is located diagonally across the street from Sayville High School. Walk the Nature Trail, and become acquainted with the history of the site. Guided Tours of Brookside are given every Wednesday and Sunday between the hours of 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 

www.northforkaudubon.org  North Fork Audubon Society connects people with nature. We promote the preservation of birds and wildlife by protecting and restoring critical habitats of Long Island's North Fork.

http://www.libirding.com/   Long Island Birding: A site about Long Island birds & birders. Fun & interesting!

http://ny.audubon.org/trsac.htm  Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center was the first Audubon songbird sanctuary in the nation, and a model environmental education center. For the past three decades, the Sanctuary has been a leader in natural science education on Long Island.

http://critterlight.com/  Avian and wildlife photography.


Marine Organizations

http://www.cresli.org THE COASTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND, INC

http://www.riverheadfoundation.org/  Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research (24 hour hotline (631) 369-9829)


Kayaking / Surfing

http://www.lipaddlers.org/  Long Island Paddlers exists to share a common love for kayaking, canoeing and the outdoors. We exchange information on safety, education, paddling experiences and other paddling-related subjects.

http://www.surfriderli.org/  The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches.

http://www.getthenack.org/index.htm   North Atlantic Canoe and Kayak, Inc.  Based on Long Island, New York, NACK serves paddling interests throughout the Northeastern United States.


Other Recreation

Http://www.bigfoot.com/~wildmansteve Learn about the environment and get back in touch with nature. By studying nature and foraging, we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

http://www.longislandgamefarm.com/  Long Island Game Farm Nestled in a beautiful 300-acre pine forest, the Long Island Game Farm gives everyone a chance to enjoy a wide variety of animals up close. Monkeys, llamas, bears, buffalo, antelope, and many others make their home here.


Orienteering

Long Island Orienteering Club http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~tbw/lioc/

http://www.ligeocaching.org   Long Island Geocaching Organization (LIGO) Geocaching, or using a hand-held GPS - that's Global Positioning System - to find specific sites set up like a treasure hunt, puts a sense of mission into hiking.


Recreation and Parks

http://www.co.nassau.ny.us/parkmuse.html#Muttontown
http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/65718500.htm  Comprised of 550 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds and estate grounds, Muttontown Preserve is Nassau County’s largest nature preserve. Acquired in the late 1960’s, over 400 acres were purchased from the Lansdell Christie Estate. The Nature Center and the Chelsea Estate, donated by Mrs. Alexandra Moore McKay, sprawl across a 100 acre parcel; and a 20 acre parcel showing evidence of the pre-Revolutionary Duryea farm, was donated by Mrs. Paul Hammond. Preserve offers a significant opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to get out and explore the natural environment.


http://www.llbean.com/parksearch/parks/html/15108gd.htm   This thin New York island stretches 32 miles along Long Island's south shore. It supports a state park, county park, the national seashore, many communities and a seven-mile federal wilderness area between Smith Point and Watch Hill.


Environmental Education

http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/66926768.htm   Founded in 1883 as a state facility, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery now serves as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing effective, relevant environmental education about the aquatic resources of New York. This unique facility houses New York State's largest collection of native freshwater fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Exhibits, include forty Aquariums with over sixty species of New York freshwater fish, outdoor and indoor Turtle Habitats, an amphibians of New York State display, an indoor Stream Exhibit, and much more. Thousands of trout are hatched here every year, and visitors can witness the process through six outdoor rearing pools.

http://www.fieldtrip.com/ny/65718010.htm   The focal point of Garvies Point is the Museum, offering exhibits that emphasize prehistoric Native American culture, the science of archaeology, and the geology of Long Island and New York State. The archaeological exhibits cover the migration of man from Asia to the New World. Dioramas illustrate scenes of Indian life on Long Island. The preserve consists of 62 acres of glacial moraine covered by forests, thickets, and meadows.

http://pbisotopes.ess.sunysb.edu/esp/Science_Walks/Weld/Weld.htm
The David Weld Sanctuary of The Nature Conservancy
Village of Nissequogue, Smithtown Self-Guided Science Walk by Diane E. Donner

 

http://www.eserc.stonybrook.edu/brentwood/1998/weld/home.html

The David Weld Sanctuary of The Nature Conservancy


Naturalist Courses

http://www.mikebottini.com/

Mike Bottini is an accomplished naturalist, Mike offers a vivid picture of the local ecologies of the trails. From seashore to oak/pine woods, from salt-water wetlands to freshwater ponds and kettleholes, Mike describes the unique natural history of the remarkably diverse South Fork environments.


Environmental Advocates 

http://www.natureshorizons.net/index.html
This site is dedicated to protecting and preserving our natural world. It is hoped the images on this site will not only increase your appreciation of the natural world, but will also increase your desire to protect our environment, and all the wild things that share our planet.


Environmental Programs

http://pb.state.ny.us/#Twinnings

New York State – Italy “Twinnings” program


Environmental Guides

Marco Valtriani
biologist - environmental guide
via G. di Vittorio 11
52010 Capolona (AR)
Italy
tel. +39 (0) 575 421094 - + 39 338 3833014
marco@walkinginetruria.com
www.walkinginetruria.com


INFORMATIONAL LINKS

www.ronkonkomachamber.com Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce. Check out the plans for revitalizing the Lake.

http://www.onmontauk.com/ On Montauk is a free visitors guide to Montauk

 

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