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Talk Back: What Do You Like About the Holtsville Ecology Site?

Several residents have already been commenting that they would be upset regarding a possible closing of the Holtsville park.

A proposal to close the Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center has quickly led some residents to protest the possibility.

What do you like about the park? Have you visited it recently? Below are a few comments from a story we ran on Monday. Add your own thoughts below them in the comments section. 

John Isernia: this park is a wonderful place to visit, for many years i brought my children and now my grandchildren..to all you fathers mothers and grandparents on the committee deciding its future ...follow what your heart tells you to do.....i know you will do the right thing..........

Jen Clark: My son loves this place! Please do not close it. I am willing to pay a reasonable fee to go here...it is a great place to see animals & picnic in the park!

Arthur Cafora: Please don't shut down our ecology site it's a wonderful place to go to get away from it all for awhile to enjoy mother nature at its best. To relax and enjoy all the good people of this big beautiful world what the lord has made for all of us.

Russ September 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I know its a last minute idea BUT Why not gather the masses & hold a Rally this Sunday 9/23/12 @ The Wildlife Center & Park, invite all of ths Town Board & all types of News Media for them to see how many people they are hurting by this proposal ???
Barbara September 20, 2012 at 04:19 PM
My grandchildren love the animals and the play area. I love walking there. As someone suggested maybe there should be a charge to enter the park--everyone loves it there!!!
Christine Sara September 20, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Please sign the two following petitions to help keep Brookhaven Safety Town and the Holtsville Ecology Site open. Thanks for your time! https://www.change.org/petitions/brookhaven-town-save-safety-town?utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=5301540 https://www.change.org/petitions/brookhaven-town-save-the-ecology-center
susan trentowski September 20, 2012 at 05:28 PM
susan trentowski please reconsider your plan for this wonderful "kid friendly" park for children of all ages. Our children and now our grandchildren love to visit and play there. I support a nominal fee to enter if it will make a difference.
Beth September 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
News 12 is on it! I just got a call they are going to go live tonight at the town meeting.
Beth September 20, 2012 at 05:49 PM
News 12 will be there tonight at the town meeting they are looking for people to interview.
Laraine September 21, 2012 at 01:52 PM
What will probably happen is there will be a charge to enter the animal part of the park. This will keep the park open up and running. There should be some kind of charge anyhow. Even if its only $2.00 per person, that should cover the annual upkeep.
jeremiah bullfrog September 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
At almost 1million a year to run, the park needs to make about $2,700 a day, with those numbers,$2 a head wont keep it going. Would probably have to be more like 10$

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