Advocates call for Suffolk to designate Coindre Hall Park as public nature preserve
Huntington residents are frustrated with a proposal to develop Coindre Hall Park.
Advocates tell News 12 they have been asking the county to designate the park and its wetlands a public nature preserve to improve the water quality.
That is because it dipped from a B+ to a C- rating over two years, according to a Long Island Sound study.
Coindre Hall Park Community President Desiree Benn-Galgano tells News 12 that the town is trying to execute plans to knock down trees, build parking lots and a dock.
"They want to develop a very fragile and special area against the wishes of the public and they don't have the public's support or our voices at the table," Benn-Galgano said. "What's the push? Why are we doing this? Who wants this? Certainly not 2,000 votes and taxpayers of Suffolk County."
In a statement to News 12, a Suffolk County spokesperson says no projects have been formalized.