Farmingville, NY – On April 22, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine (right) was at the Swan River Preserve in Patchogue to participate in the annual Earth Day clean-up with Peter Fountaine (left), Principal Environmental Analyst from the Town’s Division of Environmental Protection. The passive park, which opened in 2016, was constructed by the Town on a 3.8-acre site that was formerly occupied by a long vacant car dealership. It is located in an environmentally sensitive area adjacent to the Swan River and across Montauk Highway from Swan Lake. Division
Supervisor Romaine said, “Earth Day is a great reminder of how we should respect the planet and keep it free from litter and pollution, especially in our environmentally sensitive waterways. I encourage everyone to do their part to keep Brookhaven clean, not only on Earth Day, but every day.”
In 2020, the Town demolished a vacant structure on a .28-acre County-owned parcel directly to the east of the Swan River Preserve. This property is adjacent to four acres of undeveloped Town-owned land to the south. Both properties are slated to be joined with the Swan River Preserve as part of the Town’s plan to improve the area known as the East Main Street Corridor.