Fragmented landscapes and limited resources, especially on Long Island where budgets are spiraling downward and the cost of public lands stewardship is costly. Quality Parks mission statement includes, "We cooperate with and directly support park and protected area managers" and also "disseminate information, develop and provide experiential learning opportunities, and support efforts designed to stimulate, encourage, educate, and involve the general public in natural resource stewardship practices." To fulfill this mission and to address this question of challenge, Quality Parks organized Park News & Advocacy.
Park News & Advocacy is a collaboration for creative solutions to existing field conditions and thus enabling more efficient and effective responses. To keep readers current, we maintain the Quality Parks Blog, within which categories contain stories relevant to Long Island, and timelines provide more depth to the unfolding news stories.