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For Release: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mute Swan Hearing on Long Island Rescheduled for Oct. 26

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the draft mute swan management plan public hearing for the Long Island region has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center in Hauppauge.

This hearing will give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the revised plan. The original public hearing, planned for September 19, was postponed due to inclement weather.

DEC reminds the public to submit comments via email or mail. Due to the later hearing date, DEC is extending the public comment period to December 13, 2017.

These comments will be equally weighted as comments received during a public hearing.

Information on upcoming public hearings and how to submit written and email comments:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Braddock Bay Pavilion
199 E. Manitou Road
Hilton, NY 14468

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Region 3 NYSDEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center
260 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Written comments on the revised management plan can by submitted by writing to: Bureau of Wildlife - Mute Swan Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754; or e-mailing Wildlife@dec.ny.gov (subject line - "Mute Swan Plan").

The DEC draft plan can be found on DEC's website.

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