About 5 percent of what’s going directly into the aquifer every day is sewage.
That’s the word from Town Engineer John Cronin, who went before Tuesday’s Town Board work session to stress greater efforts to replace aged septic and cesspool systems with newly develop technology. (more…)
Did you know that the Shelter Island Library and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm cosponsor an heirloom Seed Library? A seed saving workshop will be held at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to noon. Join Sylvester Manor farmers as they demonstrate how to save and share your seeds in this hands-on workshop, and take some flower and vegetable seeds home for your own garden. For more information, call Jocelyn Ozolins, adult services librarian, at (631) 749-0042 extension 107. (more…)
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure … particularly if that other man happens to be an archaeologist.
Stephen Harvey, Ph.D, is an Egyptologist who lives on Shelter Island, and, as luck would have it, he has unearthed some pretty interesting finds in his own backyard. (more…)
Would you drink your laundry detergent? Or your shampoo? How about drain cleaner, fertilizer, pesticides or any other toxic or potentially carcinogenic substance that goes down your drain or is applied to your lawn? (more…)