Bellone and Officials Stand in Support of Fire Island Restoration

Oct. 4, 2014

Bellone Announces Suffolk County Seeking to be as a Party to the Case in Opposition to the Audubon Lawsuit – Announces NYS Comptroller Approval of Contracts to Begin Surveying of Fire Island Properties

Today, County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Islip Supervisor Tom Croci, town and village officials and community supporters to announce that the County has filed with the US District Court to seek the Federal Court’s permission to become a party to the case in opposition to the Audubon lawsuit. The Audubon lawsuit sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to protect the Piping Plover habitat. The temporary restraining order prohibits the commencement of dune rebuilding and replenishment in Phase I (Smith Point) and Phase 2 (Robert Moses) of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) project.

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