By Sophia Hall

LAKE GROVE, NY (WCBS 880) — Suffolk County is making sure land is being preserved for future generations.

In the last 50 years, Suffolk County has preserved 58,000 acres of land through the Open Space Program.

“The purchase of open space is a great investment because it protects the groundwater, it’s good for the soul and it’s great for tourism which is a billion dollar industry here in Suffolk County,” said County Executive Steve Levy.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Levy also said the preservation investment of more than $800 million has overwhelming support from the public.

“People come her for the open space including the beautiful open vistas and the beaches,” he said.

Levy added making sure land is preserved in Suffolk County is well worth the cost.

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