Cold Spring Harbor: Suffolk County and The Nature Conservancy have joined forces to combat the nitrogen pollution crisis. Through the Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program, Suffolk County awarded The Nature Conservancy a grant for a modern, nitrogen-reducing treatment system constructed at the Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor. The new system acts as a miniature wetland, relying on native plants and the soil’s natural microbial processes to remove nitrogen pollution and other contaminants from wastewater.
WHO: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D.
Nancy Kelley, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy
Chris Clapp, The Nature Conservancy
Peter Scully, Deputy County Executive and Suffolk County Water Quality Czar
WHAT: Suffolk County Officials join the Nature Conservancy for the “Plant the Last Plant Celebration”
WHEN: Monday, June 24th at 12:00 PM
WHERE: The Nature Conservancy
Uplands Farm Sanctuary
250 Lawrence Hill Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
***All Members of the Public and Media Are Welcome and Encouraged to Attend***