2016 Platinum Award Recipient
Swan River Stormwater Quality Improvements
Town of Brookhaven
Under a NY State Environmental Facilities Corporation Grant, LKMA developed plans and procured environmental permits for stormwater quality improvements at the site of a former Chevrolet dealer in Patchogue. In addition to establishing a wet meadow for stormwater treatment prior to its entering the adjacent Swan River, a passive-use park was created. A maintenance road of permeable pavement was constructed. A bioretention basin was constructed to accommodate drainage from the proposed access road and parking area, and included the restoration of native wetlands vegetation. The original streambed of the Swan River was re-established. Other amenities included an ADA-accessible walking path, traffic signal improvements to enable pedestrians to cross Montauk Highway to a similar passive park, and significant landscaping.