Open spaces, quiet hamlets, family farms and leafy neighborhoods are North Fork treasures we cannot afford  to take for granted. Riverhead’s rural character and quality of life are being eroded by the spread of excessive development and uses into places  where they don’t belong. We believe we can and must protect these precious commodities before they are lost forever.

Our best defense is an engaged and educated public that cares. Please read, think, learn and act!!

NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright has proposed the Suffolk County's Shoreham-Wading River Forest situated on over 800 acres of woodland, wetland and shoreline be considered for adoption as a New York State Park.

Helicopter Noise?

Take Action

The Riverhead Zoning Board has denied a proposed project by United Riverhead Terminal to install a 1.4 MW fuel cell plant at the Northville site. Read more about the proposed project  by clicking on the blue box below.

New LI State Park!

Jamesport Commons and DiNoto property. The County Legislature voted to approve the appraised values for the purchase of development rights for the rear portion and for outright purchase (for parkland) of the front piece. Legislator Al Krupski's office said an offer has now been made and accepted by the owner.  Click here for more background, 


Tax Breaks for Restoration of Houses in Historical Districts. Click here for more information.


Grapes and Greens.  The owner
has approval to build a cider processing facility, tasting room, and store.


Coverdale development.  This development could lead to higher taxes because of the tax-exempt status.


7-Eleven in Aquebogue.  The court case continues and the Town has hired a contract attorney and filed a motion for appeal.

News & Updates

This list details upcoming issues that would benefit from your participation:

  • Concerned about potential housing development at the EPCAL site? Here is a template letter you can use to send to the Riverhead Town Board Click here to read more.
  • Gendot Middle Road. This project to build 16 retirement housing units on 3.67 acres.
  • Broad Cove.  This is a very large development proposed on the former Broad Cove Duck Farm

 Great Rock Golf Club

December 7, 2017 at 7pm

Come to the Thursday, December 7, 2017 Planning Board meeting at 7PM to hear about a new site plan for the Great Rock Golf Club.  Click on the blue box below to read more.

Helicopter and other aircraft noise just above your residence disrupting your days and evenings?

Click below on the blue box below to find an easy way to file a noise abatement complaint.

Contact RNPC

Mail: RNPC, Box  413, Jamesport, NY 11947. 
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 RNPC Annual Membership Meeting

Dear RNPC Members and Friends,

The RNPC will hold it's annual membership meeting and social on December 14th at 6:30.  This year's meeting will once again be held at Digger's Restaurant in downtown Riverhead.  Food will be provided.  We hope to see you there and would appreciate you letting us know (by return email) if you are planning to attend.

As a reminder, annual dues should be sent (if you have not already) to our address below.  Dues are $50 for Civic Organizations (includes all officers) or $15 for individual member households.

We look forward to seeing you there and to discussing how the RNPC can best advocate for preserving the quality of life and rural character of Riverhead.

Fuel Cell  Denied!