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How to Celebrate a Sustainable Holiday Season
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How to Celebrate a Sustainable Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and that means it's the time for togetherness, giving, and pure joy, right? Well, for...
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Nature Deficit Disorder
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Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder, a term coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods, describes the behavioral...
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Clean Water is on the Ballot
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Clean Water is on the Ballot

This upcoming election is important for a lot of reasons.  When you receive your ballot, you’ll choose your names on...
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Five Questions with a Pine Barrens Educator
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Five Questions with a Pine Barrens Educator

In this latest installment of our "Five Questions with an Environmentalist" blog series, we're welcoming Melissa Griffiths Parrott, the Education...
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Five Questions with a Scientist & Professor
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Five Questions with a Scientist & Professor

The Long Island Pine Barrens Society is continuing on with our new blog feature called “Five Questions with an Environmentalist.”...
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Status Update on “The Hills” (now “Lewis Road PRD”)
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Status Update on “The Hills” (now “Lewis Road PRD”)

The Hills is alive with the sound of music… but will it be for long? As many of you know,...
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Five Questions with a Herpetologist
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Five Questions with a Herpetologist

The Long Island Pine Barrens Society is continuing on with our new blog feature called “Five Questions with an Environmentalist.”...
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Backpacking Practice for Beginners in The Long Island Pine Barrens
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Backpacking Practice for Beginners in The Long Island Pine Barrens

Hiking, much like backpacking, is the act of walking through nature on trails or even an unknown path. Backpacking, however,...
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Five Questions with a Board Member
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Five Questions with a Board Member

The Long Island Pine Barrens Society is officially launching a new blog feature called “Five Questions with an Environmentalist.” We...
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Five Questions with a Founder
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Five Questions with a Founder

The Long Island Pine Barrens Society is officially launching a new blog feature called "Five Questions with an Environmentalist." We...
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The Nocturnal Pollinator
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The Nocturnal Pollinator

While you are outside enjoying these warm summer nights, you most likely will notice an abundance of moths. Some moths...
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BIRDS AND THE BEES Part II
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BIRDS AND THE BEES Part II

The birds and the bees need our help! Now onto the bees. In part I of the Birds and the...
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BIRDS AND THE BEES Part I
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BIRDS AND THE BEES Part I

The birds and the bees need our help! Let’s start with the birds. The bird population has many threats and...
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THE FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT IS IN OUR HANDS!
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THE FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT IS IN OUR HANDS!

What do you think of when you hear and see the word “environment”? The environment encompasses many things, the living and...
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Get Involved in Our Work This Earth Day!
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Get Involved in Our Work This Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! To us at the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, every day is Earth Day. However, we still...
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Saving Our Trees, Saves Our Water
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Saving Our Trees, Saves Our Water

We colloquially call the piece of legislation that protected over 100,000 acres of Pine Barrens land, the “Long Island Pine...
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1,4-Dioxane, What is it and What can We Do!
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1,4-Dioxane, What is it and What can We Do!

1,4-dioxane is a byproduct of manufacturing and therefore it’s not listed on product labels, which makes it difficult to look...
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International Women’s Day 2020 – Celebrating a Long Island Environmentalist
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International Women’s Day 2020 – Celebrating a Long Island Environmentalist

On March 8th each year, the world celebrates “International Women’s Day.” Today we celebrate the achievements of women and take...
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A Step Into Nature = A Step in the Right Direction Both Physically and Mentally

Nature can be enjoyed on both a physical and mental level. So, if the physical aspect of getting out into...
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History of “The Hills”
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History of “The Hills”

If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know that we’ve been fighting a massive development project proposed...
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Cover photo: Steve Young