Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics (http://lnt.org) promotes conservation in the outdoors by providing a framework for decision-making through its seven principals, summarized here:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
While paddling the South Shore, please protect wildlife and its habitat by observing the following guidelines:
- Launch and land at only designated access points.
- Do not land on marsh islands or step out of the boat in mudflats, which support tremendous numbers of fragile life.
- Leave nothing behind. Practice Leave No Trace Ethics.
- Observe wildlife from a safe distance.
- Avoid directly approaching a seal.
- Be extra cautious at beaches where pairs of endangered piping plovers are active.
- Cooperate and advance conservation efforts of the South Shore Estuary Reserve Council, Nassau County, the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay and regional organizations