Legislature passes bill to protect Carmans River

The approval ends a three-year effort to protect the river from overdevelopment.

The approval ends a three-year effort to protect the river from overdevelopment. (6/21/13)

YAPHANK - The Legislature has passed a bill that aims to protect Carmans River, one of Long Island’s most pristine waterways, from contamination.

The bill will add lands in the Carmans River watershed, the Central Pine Barrens area and the Core Preservation area.

The move will allow extra protection to prevent the waterway from becoming contaminated.

The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approval.
 

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