Environmental Education Center Opens at Hempstead Lake State Park


Long Island elected officials and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the Environmental Education and Resiliency Center at Hempstead Lake State Park on Thursday.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, and others gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 8,000-square-foot facility, which opened on the fourth day of Climate Week. The center will serve as a place to teach the public about climate change and protecting the environment, as well as a command and coordination post during disaster emergencies.

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