It has come to the attention of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt that the property known as Spring Farm on Clay Pit Road in Bridgehampton has come up for sale, and that Southampton Town, when purchasing the development rights on this land, found the property so environmentally important that they required a right of first refusal if the land was put on the market.
It is vital that the town take action immediately to purchase and preserve this property.
This property lies within the hydrological boundary of the Long Pond Greenbelt and is crucial to the welfare of this fragile nature preserve.
Made up of ponds, springs, streams and wetlands, and within the aquifer overlay district, the abutting properties have been preserved as nature preserves by both the Town of Southampton and Suffolk County and include the Anna and Daniel Mulvihill Preserve, the William Mulvihill Preserve and the Great Swamp.
This is the last chance before the property falls into private hands.
We ask the town and county to ensure that this property is protected. If the Community Preservation Fund is not enough for purchase, the difference can come from the town and county open space funds.
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
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