Governor Cuomo Launches Historic Artificial Reef Expansion with Rail Car Drop to Hempstead Reef

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:41

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the third year of the largest artificial reef expansion in New York history as part the State's ongoing efforts to develop a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem and provide shelter for fish and other marine life off Long Island's shores. Governor Cuomo directed the strategic deployment of recycled materials—including a rail car donated by Wells Fargo Rail Corporation (the first of a 75-car donation) and the 70-foot steel tugboat, "Jane"—to Hempstead Reef to improve New York's diverse marine life and boost Long Island's recreational and sport fishing and diving industries. Fifteen more rail cars and a steel turbine are set to be dropped to Hempstead Reef as part of the first phase of deployment. 

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