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Legislative District 11

Posted on: March 8, 2024

Crescent Beach Clean-Up Strategy Nears Completion with Activation of Second Helix Filter


(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) is pleased to announce the completion of a culvert replacement project at Crescent Beach in Glen Cove – one of the final major components of the remediation project.

City of Glen Cove Department of Public Works (DPW) officials confirmed that, on Feb. 26, a weeklong project to build the culvert was completed, and a strong current tidal exchange visible. The project is part of a comprehensive plan for reopening Crescent Beach, which has been closed for more than a decade due to bacteria contamination from a nearby estuary.

““With this last major step now completed, I truly believe we have exhausted nearly every possibility that has been recommended, and I am hopeful that the beach will be open in the near future,” Minority Leader DeRiggi-Whitton said. “This has been a monumental undertaking, and I am thankful to everyone who has remained so focused on this vital project. I am truly looking forward to sharing this hometown gem with a new generation of Glen Cove families.”



Since becoming a Nassau County Legislator in 2012, Minority Leader DeRiggi-Whitton has secured essential County funding for studies and worked closely with the DEC, NYIT Associate Professor and overseer of the school’s Center for Water Resources Management, Sarah Meyland, H2M architects + Engineers and former Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke to determine the cause of the contamination and devise a strategy for eliminating the pollution so the beach can reopen.


In the fall of 2021, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) approved a remediation plan for Crescent Beach including the installation of two Helix water filtration systems that were activated in the spring of 2022. Plans also called for the installation of pipes to channel estuary water into a bioswale with extensive plantings to purify the water before flowing to Crescent Beach and Hempstead Harbor; the cleaning of existing pipes; sand replenishment and re-grading; and the creation of a basin slope.

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