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Community Preservation Fund

On Election Day 2016, Proposal 1, the Community Preservation Fund extension passed! This measure ensures continued open space and farmland preservation as well as water quality improvement on the East End!

Voters across the East End overwhelmingly supported the passage in:

·       Riverhead: 75% YES

·       Southhold: 80% YES

·       Shelter Island: 70% YES

·       Southampton: 80% YES 

·       East Hampton: 78% YES

What Does this Mean?

The Community Preservation Fund will protect open space and farmland until 2050, furthering its existing record of success, including the conservation of more than 10,000 acres.

And now, it will also help improve local waters that are threatened by nitrogen pollution by allowing up to 20% of revenue to be used to improve water quality. This could raise $700 million for local water quality improvement projects and will continue the Community Preservation Fund’s successful land protection work.

What’s Next? And How Can You Help?

All spending from this measure will be subject to independent annual audits, public hearings for all expenses and oversight by a committee of local citizens to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and appropriately.

That’s where you come in. We need you, as citizens, to be engaged in that process to ensure funding will be spent where it matters most. Stay tuned for hearings on water quality issues in your town.


Organizations in support of the Community Preservation Fund

1943 Pizza Bar

Accabonac Protection Committee

Amagansett Springs Aquifer Protection

American Farmland Trust

Bartky Healthcare Center

Bay Burger

Bay View Pines Civic Association


Bridgehampton National Bank

Brix & Rye

Citizens Advisory Council-West

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Long Island East

Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty,

    North Fork Office


Diliberto Winery

East End Mushroom Company

East Marion Community Association

East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee

East Quogue Civic Association

Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects

Farm Design LLC

Flanders Citizen Advisory Council

Flanders/Riverside/Northampton Comm. Ass’n      

Forever Films Inc. & Forever Bungalows

Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, Inc.

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

The Garden Club of East Hampton

Gardiner’s Marina

Group for the East End

The Group to Save Goldsmith Inlet

Halsey’s Marina

Hampton Bays Civic Association

Harbor Marina

The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Ass’n

League of Women Voters of the Hamptons

Leo S. Walsh Foundation

Long Island Environmental Voters Forum

Long Island Farm Bureau

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Long Island Wine Council

The Market Whole Foods, Supplements, &

     Café in Greenport

Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association

Miceli Contracting Company

The Nature Conservancy

New York League of Conservation Voters


North Fork Audubon Society

North Fork Environmental Council

Northville Beach Civic Association

Noyac Civic Council

Ocean Spray Hot Tubs and Saunas

Orient by the Sea

Orient Design

Paul Brennan, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Peconic Baykeeper

Peconic Green Growth

Peconic Land Trust

Perfect Earth Project

Piazza Horticultural

Pickerell Boats Inc.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center


Riverhead Neighborhood Protection Coalition

Rolling in Dough

The Safina Center at Stony Brook University

Salt Construction Corp

Sang Lee Farms

Save Sag Harbor

Save the Sound

Seacoast Enterprises Associates, Inc.

Sierra Club Long Island

Southampton Bayman’s Association

Southampton Water Protection Alliance

Southampton Town Civic Coalition

Speonk/Remsenburg Civic Association

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Surfrider Foundation – Eastern LI Chapter

Three Mile Harbor Marina

Times Review Media Group

Van Dyke & Hand, CPA

Village Real Estate

Wading River Civic Association

Water Mill Citizen Advisory Council


Westhampton Beach Conservation

    Advisory Council

Wild Bird Crossing/Bridgehampton