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Suffolk County’s Surface Waters
- In Suffolk County, DEC currently lists 57 waterbodies as impaired by stormwater pollution.
- Suffolk County Health Department closed 47 beaches due to stormwater pollution in 2006 (SCHD press release July 13, 2006).
- Shellfishing Bed Closures: 5,222 acres are closed in Peconic Bay. About 1/3 of Great South Bay is closed to shellfishing.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers stormwater pollution the nation's greatest threat to clean water.
Background: Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution nationwide and in Suffolk County. Substances like oil, fertilizer, bacteria, and pesticides get picked up by stormwater and carried to local bays, lakes and other waterbodies. These substances degrade water quality, which results in beach and shellfishing closures.
Learn what Suffolk County is doing to reduce stormwater pollution from County highways, parks, buildings and other properties. Learn what you can do to reduce stormwater pollution from your home. This educational and entertaining presentation is given by a Cornell Cooperative Extension Stormwater Educator. This free program is funded by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works.
- Learn what Suffolk County is doing to reduce stormwater pollution
- 20 minute power point presentation
- Learn about stormwater pollution issues in your town
- Learn what you can do to reduce stormwater pollution
- Question and answer period
- Free program and free handouts
So call today for this free presentation for your club!
For more information and to schedule a presentation, please call or e-mail Mark Cappellino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornell Cooperative Extension Stormwater Educator
(631) 852-8660 ext. 33