Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced last weeek that the Village of East Rockaway will receive $200,000 from Nassau County’s Environmental 2006 Environmental Bond Act (EBA) to improve Oxbow Park, a small park located in the Village.
Mangano also announced continuation of an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) to help the Village improve the quality of its storm water runoff.
“East Rockaway and Nassau County have always worked together to the benefit of the residents,” Mangano said in a statement. “I want to thank Village Mayor Mayor Francis T. Lenahan Jr., the Village Trustees and Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino for the incredible work they do in East Rockaway and we look forward to continuing this productive relationship."
The money will be used to replace an existing gazebo, installation of new fencing on the perimeter of the park, a new waterfront walkway, new lighting structures and new landscaping. Nassau County will provide funds to the Village for the construction of the project, and the Village will design, construct, and maintain the park, according to the release.
“This generous grant will help to initiate improvements to a piece of waterfront park property that has been neglected and underutilized for far too long,” Lenahan said.
In addition, the existing IMA will continue to help the Village manage the storm water runoff to minimize the amount of contaminants and debris that may be washed into the bays and canals in the Village, the release said.
“East Rockaway is one of Nassau County’s waterfront treasures, and I am proud to assist the Village as it continues to make improvements that will ensure a high quality of life for many generations to come,” Mangano said.