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is to preserve, protect, and enhance the cultural, historical and natural resources that define the North Shore of Long Island and to promote responsible economic development of the area compatible with the historical and natural environment.
is that the North Shore of Long Island's extraordinary cultural, historical, and natural resources will be cherished by residents and visitors long in to the future.
What is the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area?
We are the only NYS designated manager for the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area. LINSHA is a not-for-profit organization charged with serving the residents and their region’s cultural, historical and natural resources.
What is a Heritage Area?
A Heritage Area in New York State is a special designation by the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation created to honor history, celebrate the present, and plan the future of our communities that have proven special significance.
From the Great Lakes to the eastern tip of Long Island, the Heritage Areas encompass some of the state's most significant natural, historic, and cultural resources, as well as the people and programs that keep them vital.
Following approval LINSHA’s Management Plan in 2006 and endorsements by 29 municipalities, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation added the North Shore Heritage Area as the 18th Heritage designation in NYS.
More LINSHA Information
- Voting Members (Official Representatives)
- Board of Directors
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- By-Laws & Policies
- 2012 National Heritage Area Feasibility Executive Summary
- 2012 Draft National Heritage Area Feasibility Study
- Planning Commission Members
- Planning Commission Committees
- Planning Process
- Management Plan and Environmental Review
- Management Plan Summary
- Area Initiatives
- Meeting Notices
- Meeting Minutes
- Annual Tax Return