Huntington officials are touting their latest effort to expand open space in the town.
The purchase of two parcels of land were recently completed through the Town Environmental Open Space and Park Improvement program.
Earlier this month the town took title to a 3.75-acre tract at 1064 Fort Salonga Road, southeast of the intersection of Makamah Road in Fort Salonga, commonly referred to as the Tanenbaum property.
The property was nominated by neighbors for open space acquisition and a subdivision was proposed for the site. The cost was $897,500.
The second parcel is three acres at 3 Mobray Lane North in Cold Spring Harbor. The Town obtained a conservation easement, permanently limiting its use to protect its conservation values. The purchase is a partnership with the North Shore Land Alliance, which acquired the title to the property and which will be responsible for all site maintenance.
The Town and the Land Alliance each paid $700,000.
This parcel will be added to the Wawapek Preserve, part of the former DeForest Williams estate, purchased jointly by the Town, Suffolk County and the Land Alliance and will bring the total size of the preserve to 34 contiguous acres.
This property contains some structures, including a residence on the north edge that faces the preserved acreage, a greenhouse and outbuildings, which will be renovated for educational programming and for use by the Land Alliance, town officials said.