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Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan

The Long Island Clean Water Partnership is heavily engaged in a critical plan to tackle nitrogen pollution throughout Long Island.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) in partnership with local governments, members of the public and environmental organizations, including the Long Island Clean Water Partnership are in the process of creating a comprehensive, science-driven plan to tackle our largest water quality threat – nitrogen pollution. The New York State Legislature recently allocated 5 million dollars to fund the plan, called the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP).

The LINAP is set to assess nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s waters, identify sources of nitrogen, establish nitrogen reduction mechanisms and importantly, develop an implementation plan to achieve these crucial goals.

The Long Island Clean Water Partnership will work to ensure the successful drafting, management and funding of LINAP in addition to assuring that the Plan is integrated with related State, County and local clean water efforts.

Click here to review all available documentation on LINAP, including the official scope of work.