Written by Carol Frank Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, who has tenaciously worked to restore Udall’s Pond to a healthy water body, is most pleased to learn that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a permit that gives their stamp of approval for the dredging of Udall’s Pond, a crucial project for the peninsula. The project has been reviewed by the DEC division of tidal wetlands who determine the most environmentally prudent way to dispose of the dredged material.
There are also permits pending with the New York State Department of State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but the DEC review and approval is considered to be key in the issuance of the other permits.
The pond had become so shallow due to storm runoff and silt that its viability as a wildlife habitat and its susceptibility for flooding in big storms was of great concern. We will continue to follow the progress of this project.