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New meeting set for Crab Meadow watershed area

Katie Long, 9, of Huntington, Packie Young, 7,

Katie Long, 9, of Huntington, Packie Young, 7, of Northport, and Daniel Perry, 9, of Huntington, play in the sand as the sun sets behind them at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. (July 4, 2011) Credit: Katie Currid

A community meeting planned for Thursday aimed at discussing a study to create a management plan to further protect and enhance the Crab Meadow watershed area and Long Island Sound has been postponed. The new meeting date is Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northport Public Library on Laurel Avenue in Northport.

The meeting is to serve as a starting point to inform the community of what the project entails, to educate about watershed values, to listen to ideas and concerns relating to the proposed plan’s topic areas, and to begin to hear community input, town officials said.

The town received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation/Long Island Sound Futures Fund in 2012 to study how water flows through and is impacted within the Crab Meadow watershed system and to derive planning goals to maintain and enhance its environmental quality.

The watershed area encompasses just over 3,500 acres (5.6 square miles) and extends south from Long Island Sound in Northport to Bellerose Avenue in East Northport.

The town’s contractor, GEI Consultants Inc., town staff and members of the Crab Meadow Watershed Advisory Committee will be at the meeting.

For more information, call 631-351-3171 or send an email to

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