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May 30, 2016

Montauk Lighthouse Revetment – Comments Needed

For years the Army Corps plan for a massive rock wall revetment at the base of the Montauk Lighthouse was stalled because the Corps did not have a local sponsor for the project, which is typically a municipality. The State DEC, Department of Environmental Conservation, was fine as the state sponsor, but the Town of East Hampton was not willing to be the local sponsor. Hence, this project stalled for years. The Army Corps is not allowed to enter into agreements with non-profit organizations like the Montauk Historical Society, who owns the lighthouse.
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May 25, 2016

Montauk Lighthouse Video on NOVA

Earlier this month, a short video about the Montauk Lighthouse was on NOVA, on PBS, Public Television. It details the process and the people who created a terrace structure to stop erosion of the bluff.
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April 14, 2016

Water Testing, Post Beach Project, Downtown Montauk

Here is where two of the Chapter’s biggest initiatives collide; the ongoing Blue Water Task Force water quality monitoring program, and the campaign to save the beach in downtown Montauk from an Army
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April 6, 2016

Ocean Friendly Gardens and Volunteer Orientation with the Peconic Land Trust

 Our Chapter has formed an Ocean Friendly Gardens committee to start planning our first garden installation and a community outreach program to share best practices for environmentally sensitive lawn and garden care.  Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved, but in the meantime our friends at the Peconic Land Trust have opportunities to get your hands dirty and work on gardening land stewardship projects.  Details below from the Peconic Land Trust.
 
Join the PECONIC LAND TRUST: Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, April 16
10 am to noon
    
Join your friends and neighbors and learn how you can make a difference volunteering with the Peconic Land Trust. There are so many ways to help us conserve the land we know and love on the East End, from assisting with Connections programs, to helping our stewardship staff at local preserves, to lending a hand in the office, to sharing your business skills to help us grow.
Opportunities are available on both the North and the South Forks . . . as well as in a wide variety of areas of interest. This program is perfect for both new and returning volunteers and a great way to kick off the 2016 season.
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We look forward to seeing you on April 16!
For more information and to RSVP by April 13,
April 6, 2016

Facebook Flick Contest! Win up to $1000!

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March 29, 2016

State of the Bays 2016

This Friday, April 1st at 7:30pm

Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University will give a seminar entitled: 

“State of the Bays 2016: Challenges, victories, solutions” 

in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. 

Student poster presentations will begin at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you there!

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March 15, 2016

Long Island Natural History Conference March 18-19

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Join us at the Long Island Natural History Conference this Friday and Saturday. Please click here for an overview of speakers and topics or to register for one or both days.

 

March 15, 2016

Upcoming Chapter Meeting – April 3

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