The East Deck Motel, long a visual cornerstone of Ditch Plain, is about to be converted into a private membership beach club, according to plans submitted to the East Hampton Town Planning Board.     T.E. McMorro
September 19, 2014

Still More News on ED40 in East Hampton Star

Chapter Co-Chair Mike Bottini leads in recent East Hampton Star editorial. They write, “One of the people who have been thinking a lot about a proposed surf club on the old East Deck Motel site at Ditch Plain in Montauk stopped in at The Star office the other day to point something out. Mike Bottini, an outdoorsman and member of the Surfrider Foundation’s local chapter, laid out a set of
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Paddle Out From Air Dalton Portella
September 13, 2014

URGENT NOTICE To All Surfrider Members, Supporters and Activists regarding Sept 17th

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.  
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The East Deck Motel, long a visual cornerstone of Ditch Plain, is about to be converted into a private membership beach club, according to plans submitted to the East Hampton Town Planning Board.     T.E. McMorro
September 13, 2014

Surfrider Foundation Position on the ED-40 Project:

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 Eastern Long Island Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has carefully reviewed the ED-40 proposal and concludes that this property would make an excellent acquisition for a community park. Our conclusion is based on the fact that the property is situated not only in a VE18/AE15 FEMA Flood Zone but, with the exception of a small corner of the property that is not being proposed for new structures, is entirely within the “Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA) Zone”. This zone describes areas that are not only subject to flooding, but are subject to waves exceeding 1.5 feet in height.


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Ryan Revetment after 2011 East Side
September 8, 2014

Revetment Decision Needs Full Review

The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals, ZBA, decided it can not approve a request for a rock revetment on Surfside Ave in Montauk without a full environmental review.  The Chapter submitted comments to the ZBA in July, 2014 calling into question
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Ditch Overview
August 31, 2014

Ditch Paddle Out Coverage

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


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