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For Release: Friday, October 27, 2017

DEC Proposes New Marine Resources Headquarters at Nissequogue River State Park

Public Meeting Set for Thursday November 2

State Parks Also On-Hand to Discuss Latest Safety, Access and Recreational Efforts Underway in the Park


Who: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks)

What: Public Information Meeting on DEC Preliminary Plans for New Marine Resources Headquarters

When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017

Where:
Kings Park Fire Department Headquarters
2 East Main Street, Kings Park

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and agency consultants will make a presentation at the November 2 public information meeting that proposes construction of a new 25,000 square foot building that would serve as the headquarters for DEC's Division of Marine Resources. The facility would also house DEC Marine Enforcement Unit who will provide additional year-round law enforcement presence at the park and be equipped as an FDA certified shellfish laboratory.

DEC will accept comments on the Marine Resources Headquarters until November 30, 2017. Comments can be submitted by email to FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov or by mail to Stephanie Rekemeyer, NYSDEC, 205 Belle Mead Road, Suite #1, East Setauket, New York 11733.

State Parks officials will also be on-hand to discuss the latest safety, access and recreational efforts underway in the park which include full replacement of all water lines and fire hydrants, demolition of additional abandoned buildings and construction of a brand new marina with the old marinas being returned to their natural wetlands.

The meeting is accessible to people with language differences and/or disabilities. A person who needs an interpretive or disability-related accommodation or modification to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Stephanie Rekemeyer at (631) 444-0450 or sending a written request to Stephanie Rekemeyer, NYSDEC, 205 Belle Mead Road, Suite #1, East Setauket, New York 11733. Providing your request at least five business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

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