As you know, a corporation known as ED40 has prepared a set of plans that call for the redevelopment of the former East Deck Motel at Ditch Plains in Montauk. ED40’s application to the Town of East Hampton for special permits necessary to proceed with their project had been scheduled for review by the Town’s Planning Board on Wednesday evening, September 17. Strong community opposition to the ED40 plan has caused ED40 to reconsider its plans and ask for and receive an adjournment of the September 17 meeting. This means that the Planning Board will NOT be reviewing their application this Wednesday evening and there is no need for Surfrider members to attend the meeting on September 17.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION POSITION ON THE ED-40 PROJECT:
MAKE IT A PARK
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network of local chapters with over 250,000 members throughout the world.
The paddle out at Ditch Plains on Saturday August 30th was a huge success. Coverage here in the East Hampton Star with a great quote by the Chapter’s Jay Fruin. http://easthamptonstar.com/Lead-article/6/Paddle-Out-Save-Ditch-Plain
Based on this news report, some surfers have planned a Paddle Out to raise awareness of, and show opposition to the proposal by ED40 to turn the East Deck Motel into massive private beach club.
So join us at 10 AM on Saturday the 30th to show what this place means to the Surfing community.