New York State Announces Total $9 Million Investment with Peconic Land Trust to Protect Long Island Drinking Water

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:28

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the permanent preservation of the latest of three critical Long Island parcels acquired in the last year by the Peconic Land Trust as part of a $9 million total State investment in protecting the region's drinking water sources. As part of this funding, DEC most recently reimbursed the Trust three quarters of the acquisition costs to preserve six acres on Shelter Island that replenish the aquifer's water supply with an estimated 3.5 million gallons of water annually. Funding for this most recent acquisition was from a $3 million State source water protection grant awarded to the Trust in 2018.

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