CLA SITE prepared the Mine Land Use Plan and Reclmation Plan Concepts for a sand and gravel operation in Speonk, Long Island, New York. CLA SITE obtained a mining permit to mine below the water table to create a diverstiy of habitat. The sand and gravel pit reclamation secondary land use concept will provide a unique public recreation opportunity for the community.
The concept proposes a beach area, camping spaces, playground, trail system, and parking lots. In conjunction, CLA SITE will revitalize the pre-existing ecosystem by retaining vernal pools and providing reforestation. Wetlands and native vegitative buffer areas will provide areas for local wildlife.