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mission


The Wading River Civic Association informs and empowers the residents of Wading River and brings together our diverse concerns and ideas as one voice.

As a group, we strive to achieve maintaining the rural character of the community, preserving open space, creating safer roads and pedestrian byways. We also continue to watch over what’s happening at Brookhaven National Lab and the Shoreham/ Wading River LIPA facility. We continue to be a strong voice in various levels of government.

We acknowledge that there are various concerns and ideas in a hamlet divided between two towns and two school districts and strive to make our membership whole. Every added member makes us stronger, both in numbers, and in the resources each new person brings to our meetings.




recent achievements


Maintain an ongoing dialog with Brookhaven and Riverhead Town Governments by attending town board meetings and work sessions.

Bring public and private officials to monthly meetings as guest speakers, including such speakers from the U.S. Congress and Senate, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, Suffolk County Legislature, BrookhavenTown Officials, Riverhead Town Officials, LIPA and National Grid Officials, Little Flower Children's Representatives, Riverhead Central School District, Shoreham-Wading River School District Officials, and Pine Barrens Society Representatives.

Support and participate in planning and smart growth initiatives, such as updating the Riverhead Master Plan and the recently completed Shoreham Hamlet Study.

Work as a member of the “Last Chance Riverhead Coalition”, ABCO (Association of Brookhaven Civic Organizations) and the Anti-Broadwater Coalition.

Represent the community on the following: SEEDS (Sustainable East End Development Strategies), Long Island Waterborne Transportation Plan, Calverton Restoration Advisory Board, and the Brookhaven Lab Citizens Advisory Board.

Sponsor Duck Pond Day and the Holiday tree lighting around Twin Ponds, as well as ensuring the that they receive the attention they require from both Brookhaven Town and Riverhead Town

Led the sucessful fight against locating a Waste to Energy Incinerator in our community and the first to declare opposition to the Braodwater LNG proposal.




constitution & bylaws


Article I

Sec.1 This organization shall be known as the Wading River Civic Association.

Sec.2 The object of the Association is to discuss and study the needs of the community and to take direct action to promote civic betterment.

Sec.3 The territorial limits of the Association shall be as follows: Starting at a point on Long Island Sound and the westerly boundary of Wildwood State park; then southerly along said boundary to...

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contact information


address

Wading River Civic Association
PO Box 805
Wading River, NY 11792

 

officers

President.......................Mike Harrigan
First Vice President...........Sid Bail
Second Vice President........Bill Gunther
Treasurer......................Carol Mishkin
Membership Secretary .......Dominique Mendez
Recording Secretary..........Stephanie Bail

trustees

Bob Kohlus, Mike Light, Nicole Fanelli Burke, Mary Gardner, Steve Shapiro, Helga Guthy

committees

Pondscape Committee..................................Nicole Fanelli-Burke
Waterways Committee.................................Mary Gardner
Highway Committee....................................Nicole Fanelli-Burke
Energy Committee......................................Sid Bail
BNL Citizen's Advisory Council Representative......Helga Guthy
Calverton Restoration Advisory Board... ............Bill Gunther

 

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