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.
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.