Staten Island Wetland Protections

Learn about this important proposal that passed on Election Day

President's Letter

STATEN ISLAND IS BESIEGED. 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.

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