Oyster Bay Town Councilman Lou Imbroto was recently appointed by Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino to serve as the Town’s representative on an important countywide environmental committee known as the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District. This committee is charged with providing “on the ground” assistance for soil and water resources, preservation of wildlife, and promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents in their respective communities.
Councilman Imbroto stated, “I am very proud and humbled to accept Supervisor Saladino’s nomination to join this important countywide environmental committee. Since joining this administration, I have shared the Supervisor’s commitment to protecting our environment, our natural resources, and our water supply. As many know, Long Island is a sole source aquifer system, so making sure that we do all we can to protect it will continue to help promote the health, safety, and welfare of our residents.”
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed to protect, preserve, restore, and enhance natural resources through education and technical assistance. The district provides programs and technical services to all Nassau County residents and municipalities to manage our precious natural resources. Together, they foster coordination among municipalities and other key stakeholders to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns in Nassau County. Representatives from numerous municipalities work together for clean water and healthy soils with individuals, municipalities, private and public organizations, and schools. Some partners are: Soil & Water Conservation Districts in every county in NY State, New York Sea Grant, Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Nassau and Suffolk, Operation SPLASH, Watershed Protection Committees (Manhasset Bay, Hempstead Harbor, and Oyster Bay – Cold Spring Harbor), and the local office of the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).
“As many know, the preservation of the environment is an issue I hold close to my heart and something I have worked my entire life in government to help promote. In fact, prior to becoming Town Supervisor, as a State Assemblyman, I passed landmark legislation regarding remediation of our aquifer of the plume and have dedicated my time in office to hold Grumman and the Navy accountable for the soil pollution they left behind in our park. I am confident that Councilman Lou Imbroto, who is a passionate and dedicated elected official, will work to carry on this administration’s legacy of putting our environment first.”