HLSP Improvements Program Complete with Ribbon Cutting!

The Elite team, as Construction Manager of this $47 million parks program, excitingly attended the Northern Ponds ribbon cutting at Long Island’s Hempstead Lake State Park. We joined State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and State Senator Kevin Thomas in celebrating the completion of this improvements project, with nearly $17 million allocated to mitigate flood risk of the Mill River, reduce pollution via a storm trap system that catches trash before entering the ponds, and improve its recreational trails. Amazingly, 100 tons of trash and debris was removed from the park, BY HAND, in just one year!

As one of their largest wetlands projects, this is a great accomplishment for NYS Parks, employing the construction of eight acres of emergent wetlands to purify the water before it enters the Northeast Pond.

Per NYS Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid, “The culmination of these vital infrastructure projects will help make the Hempstead Lake State Park and surrounding communities safer and more resilient to future storms, while improving access to outdoor recreation in the community. These fortification efforts will help ensure the structural integrity of the dam and continues our exceptional work to improve Hempstead Lake State Park and make it more welcoming to visitors.”

Interest sparked? Read more about this important NYS Parks storm mitigation project: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-completion-47-million-improvement-project-hempstead-lake-state-park

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