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Back issues of DEC's Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) Newsletter.

2022 Issues

July 2022
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER).

  • South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan
  • Fire Island Wastewater Management Plan
  • Town of Brookhaven SSER Local Assistance Grant Project
  • Community Science LI 2022 Webinar Series
  • Nitrogen Reduction Efforts in the SSER

June 2022
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP).

  • Homeowners Rewards Program
  • Nitrogen and Septic Improvement Outreach
  • Stormwater Wetlands Project: Meetinghouse Creek
  • Peconic Estuary Solute Transport Model
  • Groundwater Discharge Study
  • Harmful Algal Blooms in Priority Embayments
  • 2021 Annual Water Quality Report
  • Take the Reduce Nitrogen Pledge

May 2022
This issue highlights LIRPC's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Program and introduces the winners of this year's Long Island Water Quality Challenge.

April 2022
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

  • Long Island Regional Envirothon
  • Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District Initiatives
  • Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District Initiatives

March 2022
This issue highlights eco-friendly lawn practices.

  • Five Tips for an Eco-friendly Lawn
  • Take the Nitrogen Pledge

February 2022
This issue highlights the Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative.

  • Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative
  • Sugar Kelp Fertilizer Pilot Study
  • Ribbed Mussel Pilot Study
  • Economics of Commercial Bioextraction Feasibility Study
  • GIS Tool to Help Identify Suitable Sites for Bioextraction

January 2022
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Suffolk County.

  • Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative
  • Countywide Wastewater Management District
  • Septic Improvement Program
  • Environmental Excellence Award
  • Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan
  • Environmental Health Information Management System

2021 Issues

December 2021
This issue provides an overview of the great progress made by LINAP partners this year.

November 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing water quality monitoring programs underway in our region.

  • Save the Sound Unified Water Study
  • Hempstead Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program
  • Gobler Laboratory
  • Water Quality Monitoring in the Long Island Sound
  • Peconic Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Strategy
  • South Shore Estuary Reserve Coordinated Water Resource Monitoring Strategy

October 2021
This issue highlights LIRPC's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Program and introduces the 3rd Annual Long Island Water Quality Challenge.

September 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Center for Clean Water Technology.

  • Nitrogen Removing Biofilters
  • NYS Wastewater Research and Innovation Facility
  • Shinnecock Indian Nation Septic System Upgrades
  • Nitrogen Sensor
  • Bulkhead Permeable Reactive Barrier at Hampton Bays

August 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Long Island Sound Study.

  • LISS Management Committee Finalizes 2021 Work Plan
  • Report Highlights 15 Years of Long Island Sound Futures Fund Accomplishments
  • Hypoxic Area Continues to Decline in the Sound
  • Returning the Urban Sea to Abundance
  • Environmental Justice Workgroup
  • Solute Transport Model
  • Sugar Kelp Pilot Projects
  • Interactive Web-based Viewer to Illustrate the Potential Future of Marsh Systems

July 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Peconic Estuary Partnership.

  • Homeowners Rewards Program
  • Stormwater Wetlands Project: Meetinghouse Creek
  • Living Shoreline Nutrient Bioextraction Pilot Project
  • Water Quality Monitoring Strategy/2020 Annual Water Quality Report
  • Peconic Estuary Solute Transport Model
  • Nitrogen Assessment Project

June 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the South Shore Estuary Reserve.

  • Nitrogen Reduction Efforts in the SSER
  • Department of State Geographic Information Gateway Story
  • Completed SSER Local Assistance Grant Program Projects
  • South Shore Blueway Trail

May 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Nassau County.

  • Nassau County Launches S.E.P.T.I.C.
  • Western Bays Reconstruction and Resiliency Initiative
  • Nine Element Watershed Plan

April 2021
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC).

  • The Long Island Water Quality STEAM Challenge
  • Hempstead Bay (Western Bays) Water Quality Monitoring

March 2021
This issue focuses on eco-friendly lawn practices.

  • Tips for an Eco-friendly Lawn
  • Take the Nitrogen Pledge

February 2021
This issue highlights the release of Suffolk County's Wastewater Management District feasibility study.

January 2021
This issue highlights the Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative.

  • Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative
  • Utilizing Seaweed Aquaculture to Improve Water Quality in New York's Coastal Waters
  • Sugar Kelp Fertilizer Pilot Study
  • Ribbed Mussel Pilot Study
  • GIS Tool to Help Identify Suitable Sites for Bioextraction
  • Shellfish Aquaculture Guidance Document

2020 Issues

December 2020
This issue provides an overview of the great progress that was made during this unprecedented year.

November 2020
This issue highlights LIRPC's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Program and introduces the 2nd Annual Long Island Water Quality Challenge.

October 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Peconic Estuary Partnership(PEP).

  • About the Peconic Estuary Partnership
  • Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) Update Complete
  • Total Maximum Daily Load for Nitrogen for the Peconic Estuary
  • Peconic Estuary Solute Transport Model
  • Living Shoreline Nutrient Bioextraction Pilot Project
  • Rain Garden Stormwater Treatment Project
  • Nitrogen Assessment Project
  • Subwatershed Management Plans for the Peconic Estuary
  • PEPC Intermunicipal Agreement
  • Homeowners Rewards Program
  • Agriculture Stewardship Program

September 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Long Island Sound Study(LISS).

  • LISS Celebrates 35th Anniversary
  • LISS Budget Highest in History
  • 2020 Long Island Sound Futures Fund
  • National Coastal and Estuarine Summit
  • Nutrient Bioextraction Pilot Projects
  • New Sustainable and Resilient Communities Work Group
  • System Wide Eutrophication Model Update
  • Solute Transport Model
  • Water Quality Monitoring

August 2020
This issue highlights the updates to the LINAP webpages on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website.

June 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER).

  • The South Shore Estuary Reserve
  • SSER Local Assistance Grants
  • NYSDOS Geographic Information Gateway - South Shore Estuary Reserve Shellfish Story
  • 2018 South Shore Estuary Reserve Benthic Habitat Mapping Survey
  • Crosswalk Analysis
  • Nitrogen Reduction Efforts in the SSER

May 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Nassau County.

  • Nitrogen Load Modeling for Nassau County's Subwatersheds Released
  • South Shore Water Reclamation Facility Projects
    • Reconstruction and Resiliency Upgrades
    • Nitrogen Removal
    • The Bay Park Conveyance Project
    • Long Beach Water Pollution Control Plant Consolidation Project
  • Point Lookout Sewer Study
  • Nassau County Septic Improvement Program

April 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Suffolk County.

  • A Major Step Forward for Suffolk County's Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan
  • Wastewater Management District Feasibility Study
  • Septic Improvement Program
  • Septic/Cesspool Upgrade Program Enterprise (SCUPE)
  • Suffolk County Environmental Health Information Management System ("EHIMS")
  • Coastal Resiliency Initiative

March 2020
This issue highlights tips for an eco-friendly lawn.

  • Tips for Spring Lawn Care

February 2020
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT).

  • Nitrogen Removing Biofilters
  • New York State Wastewater Research and Innovation Facility
  • Next Generation Nitrogen Removing Biofilters
  • Shinnecock Indian Nation Septic System Upgrades

January 2020
This issue highlights the Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative.

  • Nutrient Bioextraction Initiative
  • Utilizing Seaweed Aquaculture to Improve NY's Coastal Water Quality
  • Oyster Bay Sugar Kelp Pilot Project
  • Shellfish Aquaculture Guidance Document
  • GIS Tool to Help Identify Suitable Sites for Bioextraction


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