Rep. Lee Zeldin Tours Plum Island
Shirley, NY – On, Monday May 4, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) toured Plum Island.
The Congressman met with federal officials who discussed the current and future status of the island, and provided a tour of historic Plum Island.
The Congressman recently re-introduced legislation (HR 1887) to protect Plum Island, an island that is cherished by the local community, not only as an essential resource for research, but also for its abundance in cultural, historical, ecological, and natural resources.
The Congressman’s bill, HR 1887, will reverse a 2008 law that mandated the public sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder, preserving the island and allowing it to remain as an environmental resource, which will be persevered for generations to come.
The Congressman is pictured above touring the land formerly used as the U.S. military’s Fort Terry during his visit to Plum Island.