Photos: Exhibit highlights 20 years of Pine Barrens protection

07/29/2013 2:00 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | An exhibit at the Suffolk County center in Riverside shows the Pine Barrens former uses and the history of its conservation.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | An exhibit at the Suffolk County center in Riverside shows the Pine Barrens former uses and the history of its conservation.

The Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act, the state law that boosted conservation efforts to protect the Pine Barrens from over-development, turned 20 years old this month, marking what supporters have called a “generation of conservation.”

The Central Pine Barrens Commission recently set up an exhibit at the Suffolk County Center in Riverside documenting the history of the Pine Barrens from its creation in the age of glaciers to current efforts to conserve Long Island’s oldest forest.

See sections of the exhibit in the slideshow below and pick up the News-Review this week for a story on the Pine Barrens Protection Act and what it’s meant for Long Island.

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