The North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) once inhabited rivers, lakes and estuaries throughout North America. But unregulated trapping, water pollution and habitat loss caused a dramatic decline in otter populations in many areas and local extirpations in others.
Progress continues on the effort to develop plans for fish passage at the Wantagh Mill Pond. Check here for the latest updates.
The Penataquit Creek Revival is a long-term effort to improve the overall health of this Bay Shore stream and restore its role in the community.