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Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG)    

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG)

South Fork Friends Group for Parks

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Bridgehampton, NY 11932


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Last Updated: March 16, 2022; Contributors: FeiFei-J.

Overall Website Observations:  Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (short for FLPG, founded in 1997) is a not-for-profit organization and public preservation [park] of coastal plain ponds, wetlands, and woodlands. FLPG is cared for by all-volunteers in Sagaponack, NY. FLPG not only organizes workshops and educational programs in the community, but also sponsors a variety of partnerships with local environmental organizations. However, FLPG is currently facing challenges of a high cell tower which may threaten the park's diversity.

Long Island Explorer Website Observations: Round Pond: it is fondly known locally as a historic ice skating venue and former site of a commercial ice house, it now will be transformed into a more natural shoreline, a new cul-de-sac at the road's end.

LI Geology & Plant Website Observations: The description of Slade Pond mentions that Slade Pond is home to rare plants and animals, and is being cleared of invasives.

Freshwater Website Observations: SAGG pond, the Long Pond Greenbelt's southernmost pond, where its fresh waters meet the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a specific article by Mike Bottini mentioned its water quality issue.

Trails, Greenways, & Sustainability Website Observations: Yes, the website points out local trails. I am able to find Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Preserve trail maps on the website and download it.

Wildlife Website Observations: Yes, the website contains contents about wildlife. I can find wildlife information  through a pdf file. I am able to find explore various animal behaviors, animal signs and their geographic distributions. For examples, I am able to find mammals such as muskrat, chipmunk with signs, additional information related to their habitats as well, such as,  "woods, fields, wetlands, and surface waters of the Long Pond Greenbelt provide nesting, foraging, and resting habitat for a rich diversity of avian life."

Finances: Becoming a member of the park is one way the website raises money. Individuals can join a membership of 25 dollars, a family membership 40 dollars, and a lifetime membership of 250 dollars.

Question asked: How to test water quality in the park?

Response: They test ponds through CSLAP/NYSFOLA.

[Editor's note: on their website: "The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) is a volunteer lake monitoring and education program that is managed by DEC and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA)."

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