Staten Island Wetland Protections

Learn about this important proposal to be voted on this Election Day. 

President's Letter

STATEN ISLAND IS BESEIGED. Spotted Lanternflies (SLF) are everywhere. They are on trees, on homes, decks, pools and cars. They are even on us, our shoulders, legs and arms whenever we go outdoors.

Initially, two summers back, the SLF arrived to Staten Island with a flurry of media attention. Early reports anticipated death and destruction. Social media took those first stories to an even wider audience and before anyone had relevant experience researching the new invasive insect, too many self-proclaimed experts continued to share misinformed posts which exacerbated the fear of SLF spreading across the island. Thankfully, the threats of environmental destruction seem to have been greatly exaggerated.

Semi-Annual Fall Mtg

Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; CYO gymnasium on the Mount Loretto campus at 6541 Hylan Blvd.


Ten years ago Staten Island experienced a cataclysmic storm that led to an extraordinary storm surge, irreparable property damage and the loss of 24 precious lives. Board member Dr. Alan Benimoff, Professor of Geology at CSI, fore-warned of just such storm surges for decades. Dr. Benimoff will share a comprehensive presentation of the geology and hydrology of Staten Island, its place along the eastern seaboard and the consequences of a multitude of factors which led to the Island’s worst storm

surge on record. Our meeting will be at the CYO gymnasium on the Mount Loretto campus at 6541 Hylan Blvd. We will be able to share the meeting on Zoom for those unable to attend. E-mail your request for a link to ppow@siprotectors.org.

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