Farmingville, NY – On September 19, Supervisor Ed Romaine was on-hand for the announcement of the 2022 Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan. The plan was prepared by the South Shore Estuary Reserve Council with assistance from the New York State Department of State, as provided in Article 46 of the Laws of 1993.
The Reserve includes Long Island’s South Shore interconnected bays and the watersheds from Nassau County in the West to the Village of Southampton and the Shinnecock Nation in the East. It is administered by the New York State Department of State with guidance from the South Shore Estuary Reserve Council and chaired by the Secretary of State and comprised of representatives from the State and local governments, non-profit and academic organizations and other local stakeholders focused on the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the natural, recreational, and economic resources of the Reserve. The act charged the Council with developing a Comprehensive Management Plan for the South Shore Estuary Reserve. To access the Management Plan, go to www.dos.ny.gov.
Pictured left to right are Maureen Dolan Murphy, Executive Programs Manager, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Alison Branco, Coastal Director, The Nature Conservancy; Carl Lobue, New York Ocean Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy; Rob Calarco, Assistant Regional Director, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Rob Weltner, President, Operation Splash; Kisha Santiago-Martinez, New York State Deputy Secretary of State; Jeremy Campbell, Reserve Coordinator, New York State Department of State; Peter Scully, Deputy Suffolk County Executive; Enrico Nardone, Executive Director, Seatuck; Ed Romaine, Brookhaven Town Supervisor and Maureen Dunn, Water Quality Scientist, Seatuck.