Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) Meeting
February 3, 2016
The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies co-sponsored a project scoping meeting hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) to discuss the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP). Long Island is home to 2.85 million people who depend on and benefit from the precious water resources of the region. Recognition of the role of nitrogen in the destruction of water resources and commensurate effects on economic viability on Long Island has grown in recent years. The goals of the Plan are to assess nitrogen pollution in Long Island Waters, identify sources of nitrogen, establish desirable conditions in surface waters, develop an implementation plan to reach those desirable conditions and achieve improvements to groundwater quality. The meeting was held at the Hofstra University David and Sondra S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room East from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The meeting provided an opportunity for the DEC and the LIRPC to present a conceptual draft scope of the LINAP and its ongoing efforts to develop a schedule for implementation and targeted early-action items. The meeting welcomed input from stakeholders, collaborating organizations and interested community members in attendance; questions and comments could also be emailed to the DEC.
John Cameron, Chair of the Long Island Regional Planning Council
Ken Kosinski, DEC Bureau of Water Resource Management
Jim Tierney, DEC Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources