Local Resources

Website Link Description
Citizens Campaign for the Environment This leading advocacy group is particularly well-known for their work on water contaminants.  
Cornell University Cooperative Extension From gardening to shellfish and kelp harvesting, learn best practices while enjoying nature.
Group for the East End An advocacy and educational organization. Join their annual beach clean-ups!
Long Island Sound Study LISS fostered studies and projects that promote improved water quality in the Long Island Sound.
Long Island Commission for Aquifer Commission A coalition of stakeholders is working together to both document the state of the aquifers and develop a groundwater resources management plan to protect the health of our local water.
Long Island Clean Water Partnership A coalition of organizations active legislatively in efforts to protect water quality.
North Fork Environmental Council One of our oldest grass roots organizations that increases public awareness of key issues and sponsors educational events. 
Peconic Estuary Program PEP is the guardian of the Peconic Estuary. Learn what you can do to help protect the bays; access studies and data; and check real-time water quality readings.
Peconic Green Growth Learn about the newest technologies for treating onsite wastewater. View maps showing conditions that impact pollution from wastewater. 
Perfect Earth Project PEP promotes toxin=free laws and landscapes for the health of people, pets and the planet.
Save the Sound An advocacy group protecting the communities and environment of the Long Island Sound. They have been active in efforts to preserve Plum Island
Sea Grant  A coalition of university-based programs focused on protecting coastal and marine resources.
Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Much of the science that has influenced the change in policies toward water protection has been generated from Stony Brook University
Suffolk County Department of Health The department regulates a range of activities that impact or are impacted by water quality. 
Suffolk County Soil and Conservation  
Suffolk County Water Authority Learn tips on water conservation from our largest public water supplier.
The Nature Conservancy TNC actively fosters environmental protection through land conservation, studies, legislation, and best practices.
Water for Long Island A network of groups dedicated to protecting groundwater resources