The N.Y. Department of State in designating the Peconic River a "significant coastal fish and wildlife habitat" recommends controlling the use of motorized vessels on the waterway due to the impacts of gas-powered motors on habitat and fish and wildlife populations.
Riverhead already limits the use of gas engines on the Peconic River west of Grangebel Park dam to engines smaller than 10 HP. The town is now considering an outright ban of all gas-powered engines in the same area. Electric motors would be allowed. The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed ban June 5 at 2:15 p.m.
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