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Great Reef Adventures

Just off Long Island's coast are 12 great reefs you can explore. The newly expanded artificial reefs are creating shelter and food for marine life while providing terrific fishing and diving opportunities.

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Plastic Bag Ban

Be sure to bring your reusable bags when you go shopping. DEC will begin retailer enforcement of the plastic bag ban October 19- but don't wait, start bringing your bags today! #BYOBagNY