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N.Y.: $35 million renovation to state park prompts concerns

(July 14, 2017) -- The New York State Parks Department hosted an environmental review hearing for a proposed $35 million project to rejuvenate Hempstead Lake State Park last week at Hempstead Town Hall, but residents and businesses expressed concerns.

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The New York State Parks Department hosted an environmental review hearing for a proposed $35 million project to rejuvenate Hempstead Lake State Park last week at Hempstead Town Hall, but residents and businesses expressed concerns.

The meeting, which was attended by roughly 30 people, discussed restoring the 521-acre park’s northwest and northeast ponds and creating new areas to treat storm water runoff and collect pollutants.

Read the full story in the LI Herald.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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