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Town to install barrier reefs

On Thursday, the Town of Hempstead announced its "Great Barrier Reef" conservation effort. Town representatives and local biology conservationists tossed mesh bags of locally sourced clam and oyster sells into waters to restore the natural barrier off the coast of Long Meadow Island "which has suffered extreme erosion over the last century," due to natural disasters, and human interaction, according to Town Supervisor Laura Gillen.  (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

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