Department of Environment & Waterways

Role of the Department

The Department of Environment and Waterways (DEW) provides detailed environmental analysis of all public and private projects (such as the construction of roads, shopping centers, and private homes) and makes specific environmental recommendations to the Town Board. The department also develops and implements environmental improvement and protection projects including:

  • Drainage projects
  • Erosion control
  • Public awareness programs on the need for recycling
  • Shellfish seeding programs
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Woodland restoration