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Conservation Board

Conservation Board Members                                                            Contact Information
Andrew Wilson, Chairman
Paul Ponturo, Vice Chairman
Gabrielle Anderson
Kamazima Lwiza
Laura McKellar
Margo Myles
Julie Sullivan
Andrew Wilson, Chairman
Kerrie Shannon, Secretary
Planning & Environment 
Town Hall  (Room 212)
100 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3196
Fax: (631) 351-3257

The Conservation Board is constituted pursuant to New York State law* and its members are appointed by the Huntington Town Board to serve on a voluntary basis. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.

The Conservation Board acts in an advisory capacity, reviewing and reporting to the Town’s decision making bodies (Town Board, Board of Trustees, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals) on applications dealing with land-uses that have the potential to affect properties listed on the Town's Open Space Index. The Conservation Board also has a specific responsibility to review Marine Conservation Permit applications.**

In addition to its advisory review functions, the Conservation Board researches and examines information dealing with environmental key topic areas like land use, marine and freshwater resources, parks, solid waste as well as Federal and State legislation dealing with these topics and reports to the Town Board and department directors.

Park Stewardship Program is a task the Town Board has asked the Conservation Board to coordinate. Park Stewardship is a popular program, where designated residents help the Town in the monitoring and management of parkland.

Park Stewards are recommended to the Town Board for appointment by the Conservation Board and serve as volunteers who act as the “eyes” and “ears” of departments charged with Parks and Trails maintenance and repair responsibilities. Park Stewards report fallen trees and limbs, damaged equipment, litter and dumping and acts of vandalism to the Town appropriate authorities who deal with the reported problem.

Park Assessment Form

Park Steward Application

* See: NYS General Municipal Law, Article 12-F, Section 239-Y. 
** See: Huntington Town Code, Chapter 137, Marine Conservation.