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ENB - Region 1 Notices 5/20/2015

Negative Declaration

Nassau and Suffolk Counties - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bethpage and Trail View State Parks Trails Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS OPRHP has undertaken a planning process to create a trails plan for these two parks. The planning process includes an evaluation of existing conditions, involvement of the public to determine issues and future desired direction, and development of strategies and actions that can be implemented over the next decade to help the parks reach their trail goals and vision. The process included a trail user survey, a planning open house, regular meetings of an agency core team committee appointed to draft the plan for the agency and other qualitative and quantitative studies assisted by various consultants. The plan includes background information, vision and goals, strategies and actions, and a series of maps depicting various resources in the parks. Actions called for under the plan include construction of a bike skills park, two new parking areas (4000 square feet), four new comfort stations (400 square feet) with composting toilets and solar panels, and maintenance activities such as clearing brush and limbs. The Plan covers the trails in portions of the Towns of Oyster Bay (Nassau County) and Huntington (Suffolk County). The project is located in the Bethpage and Trailview State Parks in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County and Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, New York.

Contact: Salim Chishti, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 474-6722, E-mail:

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