Paumanok is the Native American word for Long Island. The Paumanok Path is a 130 mile trail traversing the many diverse habitats found on Long Island, It begins in Rocky Point and continues to Montauk Point, and is the backbone of many interconnecting regional trails. We are pursuing three courses of action: 1) design a T-shirt, 2) get it on Google Maps, and 3) set up a web page.
Last Updated: November 17, 2017
Quality Parks reached out to Karl Beard (of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program, who worked with Ray Corwin and others) for copies of the existing Paumanok Path logo. By October, we found two logos. Dai Dayton, FLPG, suggested that the larger logo be used on the back of the T-shirt and the smaller one on the front. Mindy Block suggested the sleeve be used by the sponsor covering the cost of small run T-shirt runs. Quality Parks then contacted Annette DeGiovine-Oliveria, a local graphic artist/designer, who agreed to volunteer her time to work with Quality Parks on creating a first draft concept of the T-shirt. Annette redrew the images as the originals were too pixelated when enlarged, and enhanced the lighthouse, pine cones etc of the larger logo. We then requested feedback from the team, including Quality Parks Master Naturalist and local artist: Jenn Lucas.
Quality Parks began working on finding the original logo art work for a T-shirt and to find sponsors for its printing.
"My name is Kenneth Kindler. I've been an advocate for Suffolk County's nature trails for 26 years. . . This [ATV] vandalism to our trails is not only an assault against nature. It's also an assault against the people who love the trails and the people who create them at no cost to the taxpayers. Many people are not aware of the full extent of the damage, much less the enormous challenge we face in repairing and preventing it. The trails groups have nowhere near enough resources to do this without support from the County. That is why I'm suggesting that we take action."
"I am proposing the establishment of a Suffolk County Resource Revitalization Area program. I have outlined the details of this plan on the handout that you have in front of you. The Resource Revitalization Areas would be posted with a sign clearly stating the penalties. When a posted area is damaged by vandals, it must be considered malicious mischief, and the penalty must reflect that. Penalties must be severe enough to dissuade those who would destroy a trail just for the fun of it. There needs to be a media campaign that will inform and educate the public about these revitalization areas. We need the support of the public in protecting these places not just for ourselves but also for the nature-loving tourists who will visit."
"The public needs to be educated about how our natural open space and the trails into them are necessary to protect our drinking water. We simply cannot allow our trails to continue to be destroyed. Suffolk County can be a leading innovator in this area. A working program here through the establish of Resource Revitalization Areas could become a model that would be copied in areas all around the country. I'm not -- I'm not a public speaker even though I have had the chance to talk in front of a lot of people a lot of times, and I really -- I hate doing it, but if you ask me some questions I'll feel a lot more comfortable."
"I mean, we put in those kissing gates in all the right places to impede their use, and after a few years there was hardly any damage going on in there because of the increased use because there was a really nice trail system that was being used by the public, and of course they don't like being in places where there is a lot of people. So, that worked rather well except I couldn't get permission to block off the back of that property from Brookhaven. So, I blocked off the whole front of the property, and the trails all started healing, the people were coming in there, the ATVs were staying out, and then slowly the ATVs came in through the back, Brookhaven, not County property."
"With the passage of IR 1969-16 law enforcement agencies can now seize an ATV after a second conviction within a five year period. In addition, ATV’s will no longer be sold back to the public, and the transfer of ATV’s to County agencies must be for public safety purposes. If not transferred, the ATV’s will be destroyed." - County Gets Tough on Illegal, Dangerous ATV’s
ATV Misdemeanor Law - Huntington Town Resolution Amending Chap 193 Recreational Vehicles - Penalisties for Offenses
WHEREAS pursuant to Chapter 193 of the Code of the Town of Huntington the operation of recreational vehicles including but not limited to dirtbikes minibikes all terrain vehicles ATV smotorbikes and snowmobiles are prohibited upon the streets highways roads beaches parks and lands within the Town of Huntington . . .
"A person or business entity who commits any acts in violation of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an offense against this chapter and shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine or penalty of not less than one hundred dollars 100 and not more than five hundred dollars 500 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding ten 10 days or both a fine and imprisonment for a first offense
"and for a second offense occurring within one 1 year of the date of the first offense a fine or penalty of not less than five hundred dollars 500 nor more than one thousand dollars 1000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding twenty 20 days or both a fine and imprisonment said offense shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand five hundred 1500 dollars nor more than fifteen thousand 15000 dollars or imprisonment not to exceed six 6 months or both"
"Emails received in support of stricter laws for the operation of ATV's from Supervisor A) Michael Vitti, CLIMB President and B) Ken Kindler." - Huntington Town Resolutions (August, 2011)