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For Release: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Meeting of the Open Space Regional Advisory Committee Announced

The second meeting of Long Island's 2013 Open Space Regional Advisory Committee is scheduled for April 19, 2013, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Peter A. Scully announced today. The Regional Advisory Committee, which advises DEC and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks) regarding open space conservation, will meet at the Long Island State Parks Regional Headquarters at Belmont Lake State Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

DEC and Parks are co-lead agencies for the New York State Open Space Conservation Plan, which serves as a blueprint for the State's land conservation efforts. The Open Space Plan is updated every few years, as required by law, to adjust for shifting land conservation priorities.

The Regional Advisory Committee makes policy and land acquisition recommendations for inclusion in the Open Space Plan.

To read the New York State Open Space Conservation Plan, or to learn more about the Open Space planning process, follow the link on the right side of this page.

Directions: Southern State Parkway to Exit 37N, north on Belmont Avenue to headquarters entrance on right.