The New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery expects to receive a conceptual design for restoring marshland at the mouth of the Mill River on Long Island in early June. The marsh restoration portion of the Living with the Bay Program includes improving flood protection to the surrounding community, improving waterfront access, enhancing habitat, improving water quality, and offering educational opportunities with the offered access improvements

The conceptual design, subject to regulatory approval, includes rock sills along certain areas of the marsh edges and channel entrances, floating marsh islands, and filling of mosquito ditches, and ponds, and mudflat areas to restore a higher marsh platform. Planting of marsh grasses is also included for some areas. The project also includes a Coastal Field Station that incorporates educational programming, improved water access, and elements from the marsh design as demonstration restoration along the southwestern shoreline of Bay Park.  Learn more>>