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Crab Meadow Watershed Presentation Postponed

The first community meeting is rescheduled for Feb. 26.

The Long Island Sound. Photo by The Maritime Aquarium.
The Long Island Sound. Photo by The Maritime Aquarium.

The first community meeting on the Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed to Feb. 26 due to weather conditions, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced Tuesday.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. until 9:00 pm at the Northport Public Library on Laurel Avenue in Northport. 

The federal-grant funded study is aimed at creating a management plan to protect and enhance the Crab Meadow Watershed area and the Long Island Sound.

“Our aim is to start with science, to study and identify how this elaborate and complex system really works,” Cuthbertson, who sponsored the project, said in a press release.

The town’s contractor, GEI Consultants, Inc., will lead the public meeting, supported by Town staff and members from the Crab Meadow Watershed Advisory Committee.

The Stewardship Plan will have five major topics including access and recreation; community involvement and education; habitat, plants and wildlife; infrastructure and restoration; and water resources and quality.   

Future goals will be identified for the primary area with greatest influence to Long Island Sound and a secondary contributing area.  The watershed area encompasses just over 3,500 acres (5.6 square miles) and extends south from the Long Island Sound in Northport to Bellerose Avenue in East Northport.

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