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

2021 Issues

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

2019 Issues

December 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Long Island Regional Planning Council.

  • Hempstead Bay (Western Bays) Water Quality Monitoring
  • Suffolk County Wastewater Management District Feasibility Study
  • Nitrogen Smart Communities
  • Long Island Water Quality Information Data System (LIQWIDS)
  • The Long Island Water Quality Challenge

October 2019
This issue highlights the recent nitrogen-related stories in the news.

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Innovative Pilot Project to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms
  • 2019 Report Shows Nitrogen Pollution Linked to Sewage Continues to Plague Long Island's Waters
  • Plans to Reopen the Town of Hempstead Lab Underway
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation that will Allow Sewers in Kings Park

September 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Long Island Sound Study.

  • About the Long Island Sound Study
  • Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan
  • Total Max Daily Load/Nitrogen Reduction Strategy
  • Long Island Sound Futures Fund
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge; Phase II: Prototype Testing

August 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the South Shore Estuary Reserve.

  • Overview of the South Shore Estuary Reserve
  • Comprehensive Management Plan
  • South Shore Estuary Local Assistance Grants
  • Coordinated Water Resource Monitoring Strategy
  • South Shore Estuary Reserve Benthic Habitat Mapping
  • South Shore Estuary Reserve Council Stewardship Award

July 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by the Peconic Estuary Program.

  • Peconic Estuary Program
  • Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP)
  • Solute Transport Model
  • Nitrogen Mitigation Projects
  • Homeowners Rewards Program

June 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Suffolk County.

  • Subwatersheds Wastewater Plan
  • Septic Improvement Program
  • Septic/Cesspool Upgrade Program Enterprise (SCUPE)
  • Environmental Health Information Management System
  • Water Quality Improvement District Feasibility Study
  • Coastal Resiliency Initiative

May 2019

  • 6 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Lawn
  • LINAP Recommendations for Nitrogen Fertilizer Applications on Residential and Commercial Turfgrass

April 2019
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
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Permeable Reactive Barriers

March 2019
This issue highlights the ongoing nitrogen reduction initiatives lead by Nassau County.

  • Nassau County Subwatershed Planning
  • South Shore Water Reclamation Facility Projects
    • Reconstruction and Resiliency Upgrades
    • Effluent Diversion Projects
  • City of Long Beach Wastewater Diversion to the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility
  • Point Lookout Sewer Study
  • Nassau County Septic Improvement Program

February 2019

  • Oakdale Sewer Expansion
  • Over $1.5 Million in Funding for Research Projects in the Long Island Sound and its Watershed
  • Interactive Map Published for Potential Water Reuse Opportunities on Golf Courses


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