Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fwd: Join Us Saturday to Protest the Destruction of Pine Barrens Woodlands for Solar

Conservation issue

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From: Richard Amper, Executive Director <>
To: prosbird <>
Sent: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Subject: Join Us Saturday to Protest the Destruction of Pine Barrens Woodlands for Solar

Dear Advocate for the Environment,
Join us this Saturday, 12/2 at 12:00 PM for a protest rally against the clear-cutting of Pine Barrens forest for solar farms. The rally will take place near the site of one of the proposed solar factories.
The New York State Legislature has approved a bill to preserve more than 1000 acres of woodlands in Shoreham and Mastic.  The bill is currently waiting for the Governor's approval and signature. We all need to come together and demonstrate that Long Islanders care about protecting open space!
Most Long Islanders agree that destroying forests for solar is like saying we have to destroy the environment to save it.  Solar belongs on roofs, in parking lots and on previously-cleared land. Brookhaven Town is working on a plan to move the solar project to previously cleared land that wouldn't require clear-cutting. Clean energy need not be advanced at the cost of open space and clean water. 
That's why we're asking you to show your support this Saturday at 12:00 pm at the 598 Weeks Ave., Manorville (View on Google Maps). It will be a short rally and won't take up much of your time – please join us.

Richard Amper
Executive Director
Long Island Pine Barrens Society

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Coney Island Creek - Good Enough to Dump Untreated Sewage in, Not Good Enough to Have Oysters to Clean It Up. - BKLYNER

Fwd: 5 simple ways to make a better world for birds

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From: National Audubon Society <>
To: prosbird <>
Sent: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 8:01 am
Subject: 5 simple ways to make a better world for birds

National Audubon Society
5 things you can do to help birds
So you say you love birds, Friend. That means you want a healthier, safer world for them. With these simple ideas, you can show it — and you can start today.
Juvenile Northern Mockingbird at an American pokeweed
Juvenile Northern Mockingbird at an American pokeweed
1. Make your yard an oasis for birds.
All birds need clean water, food, and cover. When you hang a feeder, build a brush pile, create a birdbath, or fill your garden with native plants, birds get their necessities — and you get backyard visitors who bring color, song, and wonder to your world. Learn More
Great Backyard Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count
2. Become a scientist.
You don't need to be an expert to become a citizen scientist. When you participate in programs like Audubon's Christmas Bird Count and Hummingbirds at Home, you become part of our critical effort to understand how birds are faring, with the data you supply helping to inform and shape Audubon's bird-saving work. Learn More
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
3. Create communities.
Inspire new bird lovers by sharing your passion for birds with family and friends, and take it to the next level by joining or starting conservation programs where you live. What's good for birds is good for people, too, so everything you do to take part in a bird-friendly community pays off for us all. Learn More
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
4. Be the voice for birds.
You care about birds — so speak up for them! They can't sign petitions, contact their reps, or vote, but you can. Joining in Audubon's advocacy efforts is as simple as signing up for our periodic action alerts. When there's a chance to lend your voice to benefit birds, we'll let you know what to do. Learn More
Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch
5. Keep cats inside.
Your gentle kitty may want to roam free, but when Mittens gets outside, she becomes a menace to the birds in your backyard: It's estimated that up to 3.7 million birds a year are killed by America's outdoor cats. Keep your cat indoors, where she can watch wildlife safely from a windowsill — not only is it better for the birds, she'll stay safer, too.
Listen, we're not saying saving birds is a quick and easy job. It takes time, passion, and determination, and it's going to take all of us sharing the effort. But every simple act each of us takes is an important part of the bigger picture: We're making a better world for birds, and we're doing it together.
Photos from top: Dave Maslowski; Camilla Cerea; David Liittschwager; Kristen Mauzy/Audubon Photography Awards; Gerald Hiam
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