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July 1, 2015

Sunday July 19th 9am beach clean-up at with staff of The Montauk Yacht Club.

Please mark your calendars and join us. This is great opportunity to spread the word about beach ecology and pick up some trash!!!

If we can get our Eastern Long Island Chapter members and supporters to join this group that would be fantastic.

Please get in touch! Email to get involved.

June 28, 2015

Beach Cleanup a Success

Thank you to Finlandia Vodka and the Surf Lodge for making this happen!

Click here to check out the recap on Whalebone.



June 5, 2015

Blue Water Task Force Update June 2015

Surfrider Foundation’s volunteer water quality monitoring program update:
Entering into its third year, the Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation’s nationwide Blue Water Task Force water quality testing program, has been sampling Montauk and Amagansett water bodies for the bacteria enterococcus.  Weekly, highly trained volunteers collect and test water samples from Ditch Plains, Lake Montauk and Fort Pond in Montauk and Fresh Pond in Amagansett then post the test results online on Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force portal.  
During 2014, volunteers from 30 Blue Water Task Force labs processed more than 4,000 marine and fresh water samples collected from nearly 300 distinct sampling sites located across the country. The CCOM / Eastern Long Island Chapter joint Blue Water Task Force program processed 329 water tests in 2014 placing in the top three most prolific BWTF labs in 2014 – impressive results considering 2014 was only CCOM’s second year in the program.  The Montauk-based lab also placed in the top 5 for recording a high bacteria rate of 22%, in other words 22% of all the samples collected failed to meet the health standard of <104 enterococci bacteria per 100 milliliters for a single sample. 
To review the complete 2014 report for all participating BWTF labs, please visit:
Please see below for water quality testing results for week of June 1, 2015:
Ditch Plains: Ditch Witch
Low Bacteria
Ditch Plains: Trailer Outfall Pipe
High Bacteria
Lake Montauk: Causeway South
Low Bacteria
Lake Montauk: Coons Foot Cove
Low Bacteria
Lake Montauk: East Creek
High Bacteria
Lake Montauk: Little Reed Pond Creek
High Bacteria
Lake Montauk: South Beach
High Bacteria
Lake Montauk: West Creek
High Bacteria
Surfside Place Creek
High Bacteria
Surfside Place Ocean Beach
Low Bacteria
Fort Pond: Industrial
Low Bacteria
Fort Pond: Ramp           
Low Bacteria
Fresh Pond: Creek
High Bacteria

Source: BLUE WATER TASK FORCE | Surfrider Foundation

June 4, 2015

Don’t Bag Our Beach 2015 @ the Stephen Talkhouse

Dont Rock Our Beach 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 7PM @ the Stephen Talkhouse

Come down to the Stephen Talkhouse and help defend the beach defenders! Our beaches are under attack from the US Army Corps. Surfrider Foundation and Defend H2O benefit are fighting a legal battle to save Montauk’s downtown beach from the fate of a 3000 foot long by 15′ high sand back wall. Learn more at the Stephen Talkhouse on Thursday June 11th and show up to show your support for natural beaches before its too late.


May 6, 2015

Surf Museum and May Meeting in Montauk

surf museum

Join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00PM 
at the Montaukett Restaurant,
88 Firestone Road in Montauk.

Representatives from the Montauk Historical Society will be presenting their plans for the new Montauk Surf Museum, which will present ocean science, as well as the art and history of surfing to visitors and schools in creative ways.

FREE PIZZA and the bar will be serving.



March 27, 2015



The 1st Annual Great Montauk Cleanup

Saturday, April 18th (rain date: 4/19)

Kirk Park Parking Lot (next to the Montauk IGA)


In celebration of Earth Day, Concerned Citizens of Montauk is partnering with Surfrider and other local environmental organizations to coordinate The 1st Annual Great Montauk Cleanup on Saturday, April 18 (rain date 4/19).  This is a great opportunity for East End environmental and community groups and their supporters to join together and give back to Montauk.

Bags and gloves will be provided. Bring your family and friends!

March 27, 2015

2nd Annual Shoreline Sweep 2015

Join us for the 2nd Annual Shoreline Sweep to clean East Hampton’s beaches. You can sign up and get more information from Dell Cullum at or 631-377-6555. will also have updates right up until the event.

2015 Shoreline Sweep Poster

March 27, 2015

East Hampton Star Commentary Re: Downtown Montauk

commentary fighting father neptune

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