A plan designed to protect the Carmans River has been unanimously approved by the Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday evening.
According to an announcement from the town, the Carmans River Conservation and Management Plan contains 19 categories of recommendations to preserve and protect the river. The plan expands the core area of the Central Pine Barrens region by 1,600 acres and expands the compatible growth region as well. The plan also promotes open space acquisitions, recommends landmark nitrate and sanitary standards and a series of up-zonings.
Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said in the announcement that the 2013 version of the plan shifted focus from development to protecting the river.
“Now we have a plan that provides a clear vision of what needs to be done in order to protect and preserve one of our town's most beautiful and environmentally significant natural assets," Romaine said in the announcement.
Students from Patchogue-Medford and Longwood, who recently have done science work at the river, also attended and spoke at Tuesday’s meeting.
What are your thoughts on the Carmans River plan? Do you think this solves the issue of preserving it? Talk about it in the comments below this post.