Property Purchased Along Conscience Bay in Setauket

June 20, 2022
Conservation News
Water Quality

Good news for the bays and harbors around Strongs Neck and Long Island Sound!

On May 31st the Trust purchased a 1.3-acre parcel, located on Conscience Bay in Setauket. Conservation of this property will benefit surface water quality and wetlands in this embayment of Long Island Sound, an Estuary of National Significance.

The purchased parcel borders New York State DEC-owned and protected land, adding to an existing assemblage of parcels along Little Bay and Conscience Bay. To achieve this conservation outcome the Trust worked with the Kozikowski family since 2020.

DEC Regional Director Cathy Haas said, “We thank the Peconic Land Trust for their work to protect this property and their purchasing of additional properties in this area that will help strengthen the resiliency of the Setauket area from coastal storms and other climate impacts by protecting important salt marsh and mud flats. Its location within the area travelled by members of the Revolutionary War-era Culper Spy Ring adds a historical significance to this property as well. DEC looks forward to continuing to work in partnership with Peconic Land Trust on land preservation efforts across Long Island.”

To learn more about this project, contact Kim Quarty, Director of Conservation Planning.

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