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Denenberg Announces Nassau County’s $50M Open Space Fund update!

March 24, 2006

In November 2004, the citizens of Nassau County overwhelmingly voted to approve a $50 million Open Space, Clean Water Environmental Program to protect Nassau County’s drinking water, preserve open space and remaining farmland, protect bays and harbors, and enhance, as well as add new parks and recreational facilities. The Program authorizes the County to fund projects in four areas: open space and parkland acquisition, parkland improvement, storm water quality improvement and Brownfield remediation.            

An Advisory Committee was appointed by County Executive Thomas Suozzi to recommend a list of properties and/or projects for each program category after reviewing all nominations and considering what projects and/or combinations of projects best meet the goals of the Nassau County Environmental Program.

Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick)
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), left, Chairman of the Planning, Development and the Environment Committee, was pleased to meet recently with Brian Muellers, Chairman of the Open Space Advisory Committee, who recently presented recommendations for the County’s environmental program to the Nassau County Legislature.