Kaminsky Helps Secure Funding for Town of Hempstead Shellfish Hatchery

Hempstead Town officials are launching a shellfish hatching project in Reynolds Channel near Point Lookout to introduce millions of clams and oysters into the surrounding bay areas.

The goal is to help clean the waterways.......

......State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, who helped secure the state funding and also grew up in Point Lookout, says decades of sewage has polluted the water after being discharged from the nearby Bay Park treatment plant.He says the shellfish hatchery and new plans to relocate the sewage discharge into the Atlantic Ocean will help clean the bays.

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