Conservation News: Wetlands Protected Along Seatuck Creek in Eastport

February 12, 2022
Conservation News
Water Quality

In December 2021, Southampton Town purchased three parcels along Seatuck Creek in Eastport. These parcels, totaling 5.5 acres, will provide flood protection and scenic natural open space for the community. Over the past two years, the Trust has worked with the Town and property owners, Greenstar Enterprises Inc, RI Monterey Oaks Corp and Robert Toussie to achieve this conservation outcome.

Located in the Town’s designated Wetland Preservation Target Area, the properties are noted as, “an indispensable and fragile natural resource that is immensely important to both the environmental and economic health of the Town.” This rich assemblage consists of sensitive wetlands which contribute to the Town’s biodiversity and provide important pollution control functions. Encompassing over 555 feet of shoreline the newly protected area will benefit the area for years to come.

Southampton Town purchased the three parcels using its Community Preservation Funds (CPF). The Peconic Land Trust does not collect or distribute the funds from CPF, also known as the 2% real estate transfer tax. The 2% real estate transfer fee paid by buyers for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund goes directly to the Town in which the property purchased is located. The Trust is primarily supported by private contributions from generous donors. Thanks for making our work possible!

Support the Peconic Land Trust
Peconic Land Trust needs your support to protect the working farms, natural lands, and heritage of Long Island.