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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Town Partners with Suffolk County to Acquire Eight Acre Property in East Moriches for Open Space

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Farmingville, NY - On October 5, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico announced that the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County have partnered to preserve an ecologically significant property in East Moriches (see above outlined in red). The parcel is heavily wooded and contains two small wetlands. The property is adjacent to New York State owned lands and will be managed by the Town of Brookhaven. This acquisition permanently preserves approximately 110 acres of open space in the area. This assemblage, known as the Pheasant Meadow complex, preserves tidal wetlands, old fields, forests, a salt pond, and freshwater wetlands. It is an important acquisition which helps to complete the protection of the complex and helps to maintain the rural atmosphere of East Moriches. The purchase price was $400,000 for which the Town contributed 30% or $120,000.

Supervisor Romaine said, “The protection of this property has been a longstanding priority for the Town of Brookhaven. We have been trying to acquire the parcel for nearly twenty years and I am very pleased we were finally able to secure its permanent protection.”

Councilman Panico said, “The preservation of this land is the last piece of nearly 120 acres of contiguous bayfront open space. I am committed to continuing the efforts to preserve property for the environment and future generations.”

Lorenzen Acquisition Aerial

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