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Renovation Underway at Massapequa Preserve Duck Pond

Volunteer Assistance From Seaford High, Wellness Council, and Kiwanis Club

Possibly prompted by my suggestion in one of my series of articles following the progress of the work in the Massapequa Preserve, work has begun to refurbish the Nassau County Park, known to local residents as The Duck Pond.

In recent years hundreds of volunteers turn out when called upon to do general maintenance such as bagging litter, trimming vines and branches close to the walking paths. The Seaford High School Key Club Members, sponsored by the Massapequa Kiwanis Club always pitches in and the Seaford Wellness Council sponsors a barbecue at the end of the work day.

The 84-acre preserve runs from Merrick Road north to Jerusalem Avenue with asphalt paved paths that need repairs and are being replaced in many places. The stone bridges over the streams are being rebuilt and hopefully but not in this project the pond will be dredged and clear of grass. The Tackapausha Museum is located on Washington Avenue at the West edge of the park currently under restoration.  Filled with interesting articles and a live animal display will be open to the public next month. The park is also closed for safety reasons while the construction work progresses.