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  • Until World War II, most of Nassau County was farmland, particularly the eastern portion. Following the war, the county saw a large influx of people from the five boroughs of New York City, especially from Brooklyn and Queens. They left their urban dwellings for a more suburban setting in places like Levittown. Nassau County literally doubled […]

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  • One of the most important reasons to protect land on Long Island is to protect our water, both drinking water and surface water like beaches, bays and ponds. Long Islanders are fortunate to have their own drinking water source, underground aquifers created hundreds of thousands of years ago by the glaciers that moved through this […]

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  • Long Island’s future relies on a well-educated public to be wise stewards of our environment.  As a growing population’s need for more land, water, energy and food gets closer to the limit of the Island’s resources, it is critical that Long Islanders have a good understanding of the role land plays in sustaining our quality of […]

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