Poxabogue Field (adjacent to Poxabogue County Park) is an eight-acre open field. It was purchased by Southampton Town’s Community Preservation Fund for agricultural purposes. Yet it also falls within the hydrological boundaries of the Long Pond Greenbelt. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt's position is to further protect it from any sort of development, including agricultural use. They want it to be re-designated as open space, restoring the old field to a grassland instead, akin to their management of Vineyard Field.
"Mountain bikes, walking, or horses can be used in this pursuit, though the park is clearly geared for mountain biking." Read The Full Story
The Sierra Club Long Island Group is working on ways to stop the tendency to feed waterfowl bread, at Belmont Lake State Park Bread makes the birds feel full, and thus they don't eat more nutritious alternatives. Sound familiar? Even humans need to cut the carbs. And the excess bread in the water can contribute to an over abundance of algae growth.
There's several interpretive signs at Belmont Lake State Park. What does it take to post interpretive signage regarding why feeding bread to waterfowl is bad?
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Many native pollinator gardens have been added to Harborfront Park to increase habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Recently these gardens were being replaced by more and more lawn spaces. Conversations and actions are underway at Village of Port Jefferson to balance biodiversity and aesthetics.
We attend the Sunday weekly Port Jefferson Farmers Market. And other locations. We run monthly Board Meetings. Contact us for more information.
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