Historic Plum Island, a small 840-acre spit of land off the North Fork of Long Island, is slated to be sold to the highest bidder by 2023. This is a result of the planned removal of the Animal Disease Center on the western side of the Island, a lab that has lodged Plum Island in the public mind as a place of mysteries and conspiracies.
In this episode of The Long Island History Project‘s podcast John Turner helps paint the full picture of Plum Island as a jewel of a natural habitat worthy of conservation, not commercialization. A spokesman for the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, Turner puts forth the case for making the area a publicly accessible hub for research, exploration, and contemplation. [Read more…] about The Preserve Plum Island Coalition On The Long Island History Podcast