SAVE POXABOGUE POND!
Protect Poxabogue Field as Open Space
- Poxabogue Field, the eight-acre open field between Sagg Road and Poxabogue Lane, purchased by Southampton Town’s Community Preservation Fund falls within the hydrological boundaries of the Long Pond Greenbelt and within the watershed of Poxabogue Pond. Permitting it to be used for agricultural purposes, whether traditional or organic, will threaten this fragile water system.
- According to The Nature Conservancy, this chain of coastal plain ponds within the Long Pond Greenbelt, together with their associated wetlands supports one of the highest concentrations of rare species and natural communities anywhere in New York State.
- The associated expanse of woods, wetlands, and fields surrounding the ponds has been the focus of a decades-long conservation effort begun in 1968 to protect one of the finest wildlife habits on Long Island for future generations.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED implore the Southampton Town Board to safeguard the rare and fragile groundwater and wetland systems of the Long Pond Greenbelt by converting the current designated use of Poxabogue Field from agriculture to protected open space.