Shelter Island police and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office officials are continuing their investigation to determine who is responsible for clearing trees, apparently with a chain saw, in a wooded area accessible from Menhaden Lane.
The damage was discovered by resident Jean Lawless walking her dog in the area and she reported it to Shelter Island Police in late January.
Representatives from the Suffolk County Parks Department were called in to inspect the site and subsequently involved the District Attorney in the investigation that is ongoing.
This aerial view was shot by Island resident Hally Dinkel.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Cut trees off Menhaden Lane
Officials at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office have joined the investigation into the destruction of trees on protected property off Menhaden Lane on Shelter Island. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.
Shelter Island Police have called on the Suffolk County Parks Department to inspect an area off Menhaden Lane where dozens of trees have been cut, apparently with a chain saw. (more…)
SHARON GIBBS PHOTO | Preparing with Mashomack Preserve’s environmental educator Cindy Belt for their participation in the ‘Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ are Shelter Island students (from left) Theo Olinkiewicz, Bradley Batten and Tyler Gulluscio.
On Friday, 20 young Shelter Island “citizen scientists” will be deployed at North Ferry and Bass Creek at Mashomack Preserve taking samples that in time will reveal important information about water quality. (more…)