River Preserve in Manorville Latest
Protection Under Aquifer Protection Program
At the end of June, the Trust completed its 2nd land conservation project that is helping to protect drinking water in the Town of Brookhaven. The newly named River Preserve in Manorville — 4.1 acres — was acquired by the Trust with funding through the NYS Department of Environmental Protection. The funds, provided under the state’s Water Quality Improvement Program, reimburse the Trust for 75 percent of the acquisition costs.
The land will be made available for hiking and bird watching, and is near other protected lands in the area, including Peconic River Park.
John v.H. Halsey, President of the Peconic Land Trust, said, “The DEC’s grants are a tremendous resource to assist land trusts and communities in the protection of our local drinking water. We are so pleased to be able to announce the 2nd project under this grant with the DEC and the Town of Brookhaven. Our sincere thanks go to the landowner, IGHL (Independent Group Home Living Program), for choosing conservation for this property.”
To learn more the Trust’s efforts to protect drinking water, visit our website, or contact Program Coordinator Josh Halsey at 631.283.3195.