YOUR INPUT IS NOW BEING ADDED TO THE FINAL BLUEWAY PLAN TO BE RELEASED EARLY 2014.
The Draft South Shore Blueway Plan establishes a water trail along Nassau County’s south shore and is the result of a community-wide trail planning process that identified access points and gaps where further water access is needed to complete the trail.
Designed by Going Coastal, Inc. and Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP to be a blueprint to cover the development, implementation, maintenance and use of the South Shore Blueway Trail, the plan is a collaborative effort of New York State, Nassau County, Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead and the Town of Oyster Bay. A key element of the new South Shore Blueway Trail Plan is sustainable, American Disability Act compliant access. The plan also proposes developing a branding strategy and provides for interpretive and educational opportunities that will encourage understanding of the south shore ecosystem and maritime heritage.
. The public is invited to share their comments both online and during a community discussion November 14, 6:00 pm at Freeport Village Hall Conference Room, located at 46 N. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520. Paddlers are invited to help shape the future South Shore Blueway Trail by commenting on the Draft Plan.
To help guide you, we have included a few ways you might want to feedback, but please do not feel constrained by these. We are especially seeking trail user input on site designs and routes.
Alternately email us directly at info(at)southshoreblueway.com. We really look forward to your input.
While project planning began a year ago, recognition of the need for the plan began with the 2006 Nassau County Environmental Bond Act when the county legislature approved the proposal for the creation of a watertrail on the south shore. In November 2008, the Village of Freeport joined with Nassau County to obtain matching funds from a Local Waterfront Revitalization Grant from the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
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