Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants to the Town of Oyster Bay and the Village of Sea Cliff for waterfront revitalization and increased recreational opportunities.
"The Environmental Protection Fund is the engine which drives a myriad of programs which improve the air, water, and quality of life for all New Yorkers. Whether it is protecting open space, or revitalizing waterfronts, the EPF gets it done. These projects are examples of our commitment to protecting our natural resources, and will result in a better, cleaner, and more enjoyable Long Island," said Senator Carl Marcellino, chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.
· Town of Oyster Bay – $57,500 – Oyster Bay Local Waterfront Revitalization
The Town of Oyster Bay will develop a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to integrate previous waterfront planning efforts. The town has completed land use and harbor management plans for the Oyster Bay-Cold Spring Harbor Complex, Hempstead Harbor, South Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront, Glenwood Landing, and the Oyster Bay Hamlet Eastern Waterfront. New areas to be included are the Atlantic Ocean barrier island, Ransom Beach, and town-owned underwater lands on the north shore.
· Village of Sea Cliff – $150,000 – Scudder’s Pond Improvements
The Village of Sea Cliff proposes to implement elements of the Phase One improvements identified in its Scudder’s Pond Subwatershed Plan. The pond is located on property owned by the North Shore Country Club with public access provided through a long-term easement to the village. Work will include installation of a swirl separator to intercept sediment, redirection of flow to a treatment wetland, and replacement of the discharge wier with a two-stage spillway.
· Village of Sea Cliff – $180,000 – Construction of Waterfront Park on Hempstead Harbor
The Village of Sea Cliff will relocate a municipal parking lot to create additional recreational space and public access adjacent to Hempstead Harbor. Work will include removal of the existing lot, grading and paving of a new parking lot, and design and construction of the park area, including a boardwalk and sidewalk, gazebo, and landscaping. the waterfront and the village’s commercial district.