Protections for Long Island’s Last Wilderness Expanded

Protections for Long Island’s Last Wilderness Expanded

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Long Island satellite imageNew York state officials chose Earth Day on Friday to announce purchase of a large tract of land in Long Island’s pine barrens as a preserve for hikers and other naturalists and a source for pure drinking water.

The 99-acre tract of land, which had been sought for years by preservation advocates, was purchased by New York state’s Environmental Protection Fund’s land acquisition fund.

(READ the story from Reuters)

Thanks to Julia Frerichs for submitting the link!

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