Poxabogue Field (adjacent to Poxabogue County Park) is an eight-acre open field. It was purchased by Southampton Town’s Community Preservation Fund for agricultural purposes. Yet it also falls within the hydrological boundaries of the Long Pond Greenbelt. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt's position is to further protect it from any sort of development, including agricultural use. They want it to be re-designated as open space, restoring the old field to a grassland instead, akin to their management of Vineyard Field.
I would think that I played a small part in moving FLPG to this compromise. The next step is a presentation to the Town of Southampton. And yet, the Long Pond Greenbelt has never achieved enough regulatory protection as other well known entities like the Albany Pine Bush, the Adirondack Preserve, the Central Pine Barrens, the New Jersey Pinelands. From this perspective, I realized that the greater environmental good was to favor more open space preservation for the Long Pond Greenbelt.