LIPC

Long Island Planning Council

About Us

The Long Island Planning Council (LIPC) is a non-profit civic organization that began over 30 years ago. Our goal is to preserve the environment and the quality of life on Long Island.

Our

Past

Accomplishments

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Defeated the construction of a Cell Phone Tower in our community.

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Fought for the creation of the Jones Beach Bike Path.

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Supported the Nassau County no-smoking law.

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Petitioned legislators on behalf of the STAR program.

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A leader in the number of trees planted and saved in our community.

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Triangle Park in Wantagh.

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In conjunction with the Town of Hempstead, the LIPC dedicate a "Heroes Walk" memorial sign located on the western end of Park Avenue. This symbol honors the eleven Wantagh men and all the others who perished on 2001 September 11th.

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Secured the charm and historical names of bridges on the Wantagh Parkway, the Parkway itself, and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.

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Co-pioneered the non-alcoholic club movement to offset the serious negative bar scene prevalent in Wantagh in the 1970's.

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Wantagh, Long Island, (C) LI Dot 2001Over 2,200 acres of watershed areas on the south shore have been saved from development. This includes the Twin Lakes in Wantagh, a favorite fishing spot for many.

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At times, the reach of the LIPC extends far beyond Long Island. After Hurricane Katrina, the LIPC coordinated the collection and shipment of vital supplies to the disaster victims.
> Message from the LIPC Chairperson on the Katrina Effort

Our

Current

Efforts

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Formation of Common Health, a committee dedicated to education programs on the dangers of pesticides and toxins in our yards, schools, homes and bodies.

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Support of the Earth Day celebration, introducing families to environmentally positive organic choices.

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Continue to encourage schools to end the use of harmful pesticides.

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Garden of Hope - Photo courtesy Briggs HillThe Garden of Hope on Sunrise Highway - a testament to those who have fought cancer.

Join Us

If you are interested in participating in important efforts shaping our community, please consider becoming a part of the LIPC.

> LIPC Application

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Long Island Planning Council
PO Box 192
Wantagh, NY 11793

Cathy McGrory Powell, Chairperson

Telephone 516.826.5748 ● Facsimile 516.781.0666 ● histtchr@erols.com