Environmental Brochures

Southold Conservation AgendaSouthold Conservation Agenda

What environmental questions are Southold residents most concerned about? Group for the East End found out through a professional scientific survey of Southold Town residents. The answers, complete with maps and models of Southold’s complex natural systems, can be found in this brochure.

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Shelter Island Conservation AgendaShelter Island Conservation Agenda

Group for the East End conducted a scientific survey of Shelter Islanders in 2006 and learned what environmental issues were foremost in Islanders’ minds. We produced this brochure with the hope of providing the community with a well-researched overview of the Island’s key natural resources. Maps and charts help the reader understand aquifer thickness, the water cycle, natural resources, environmental threats and steps to conservation.

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A Paddling Guide to the Peconic Water Trail

This overview of kayaking in the Peconic Bay area includes basic information about local outfitters, access points, accommodations, nature preserves, wildlife, weather, tides, currents, rules of the road, private property, emergency phone numbers and a map.

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Dune Road Wildlife Trail

Situated along the barrier strand of eastern Long Island, between Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dune Road Wildlife Trail provides excellent opportunities to observe abundant wildlife throughout the year. This self-guided car tour covers five miles from the Shinnecock Inlet to Quogue Village, with 11 stops in a variety of habitats.

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Dune Road Highlights: Read about the wildlife species recorded by Steve Biasetti on his Explorations of the Dune Road Wildlife Trail over the past 20 years. Download PDF

Dune Road Species Checklist: This is the perfect accompaniment to the Dune Road Wildlife Trail brochure. It lists all the species you are likely to see along Dune Road during each season of the year. Download PDF

Bayscaping Brochure

You don’t have to alter the natural beauty of the East End when landscaping. Instead, try bayscaping!

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A Guide to Understanding Groundwater

This introduction to the dynamics of groundwater in eastern Long Island should be required reading for every resident! Take a look and learn about the water beneath your feet – from its origins to the journey it takes to get to your drinking glass.

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Groundwater Brochure Map: Groundwater Resources & Existing Land Uses on the South Fork

This map illustrates groundwater resources and existing land uses on the South Fork, and several key points regarding local groundwater.

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Septic Systems Fact Sheet

Download this fact sheet for tips about maintaining your septic system to keep it functioning properly – for your own peace of mind and a healthy environment.

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The Scoop on Pet Poop!

Picking up after pets – especially at the beach – helps to protect and restore our local waters.

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