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State Grants $668,000 to Long Island Conservation Projects

The cash will fund terrapin surveys, reef construction, pollution studies, and more on the South Shore.

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The Department of State awarded $668,385 in conservation grants to Long Island communities this month, the first time such funds have been allocated. Hempstead raked in the most money; the $200,000 grant will fund a diamondback terrapin survey, reef construction at Lido Beach, living shoreline projects, studies on pollution and salt marshes, and improving access to the South Shore Blueway Trail.