May 3, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy(R-Nesconset) hosted her annual clean the stream event with local Boy ScoutTroops last Sunday. This year they met at Brady Park in Smithtown to get downinto the Nissequogue River Tributaries and rid them of debris and pollution. BoyScout Troop 3 of Smithtown, Troop 888 of Smithtown, Troop 111 of Nesconset, andTroop 214 of Hauppauge took part in the stream clean up in The Village of theBranch & Smithtown proper.
The Nissequogue River is asignificant fresh water river on Long Island with various types of aquatic lifeliving beneath its surface; it is one of the few places where one can findLargemouth Bass on Long Island. The Local Scouts were eager to clean thetributaries that lead to this river, and were not afraid of the dirt and themud.
The Scouts were aided with toolson loan from Suffolk County’s Department of Public Works in order to cutthrough the brush as well and rake up the debris that was found in the stream. Alldebris was collected and packaged in garbage bags for disposal.
Leslie Kennedy got down into thedirt with the Scouts on their mission to clean the stream and open sevenculverts. “I am so proud of these boys who took an interest in their localenvironment, and have worked with me to clean up the pollution leading into theNissequogue,” said Legislator Kennedy, “Together I believe we have made adifference and we will continue to do so year after year in order to protectour exquisite Nissequogue River.”
For more information about this event or otherevents in the community, please call our office at (631)-854-3735 or log ontoLegislator Kennedy’s Facebook page at facebook.com/legislatorlesliekennedy.