NYS Assemblyman and Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) has proposed the Suffolk County's Shoreham-Wading River Forest situated on over 800 pristine acres of woodland, wetland and shoreline be considered for adoption as New York State Park.
Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition supports this project and if it is successful, would advocate for NYS PILOT payments for this new State Park and other State Parks on Long Island.
Richard Amper, Executive Director, Long Island Pine Barrens Society has written a in-depth proposal to the Commissioner of New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation. This proposal will start the process of State Park creation for the Shoreham-Wading River Forest. He has extended an invitation to residents, civic organizations and conservation groups to indicate their support by signing-on (including title and affiliation, if any) to his letter. Print, sign and mail the attached letter in PDF format (click here).
Press coverage of the Shoreham-Wading River Forest over the past few years can be found here: