Honoring 50 Years of Environmentalism on Long Island!

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When we celebrate All Things Native at our Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we’ll also be noting a very special anniversary. Fifty years ago this month, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of the pesticide DDT nationwide.

It had been shown that DDT was concentrating in top-of-the-food-chain predators like osprey and eagles, and was decimating the population of those birds of prey. Once the use of DDT was halted, osprey and eagles began to recover.

There’s a good chance that when you join us on June 18, you’ll see an osprey soaring over our 2022 Festival, which would have been unlikely if not for the ban against DDT. The campaign that led to that ban marked the birth of environmentalism … and it started right here on Long Island.

That is the ultimate tribute to All Things Native. So be sure to join us for fun activities, good food, and our celebration of Long Island’s Indigenous peoples and native plants and animals. 

We are still welcoming additional vendors for the festival.

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