Plum Island Preservation Act Passes in the House
There was good news from Washington yesterday in the campaign to protect Plum Island.
The House of Representative passed the Plum Island Preservation Act, which prevents the sale of the 840-acre island to the highest bidder and directs the government to create a comprehensive plan for the island that focuses on conservation.
Except for a small portion closest to Orient Point, most of the island has been left undisturbed for years and now constitutes a large, rare, and diverse coastal island wildlife habitat. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon, it is an essential part of the Long Island Sound ecosystem.
We send our thanks to U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin of Long Island for being the lead sponsor, and to its Connecticut co-sponsors, Representatives Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, and Elizabeth Esty.
Here’s what we’ve written about the island previously: