This morning, Surfrider Foundation CEO Chad Nelsen sent a letter to East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. This is an unprecedented level of involvement from the top of the organization in a local Chapter campaign. In an organization with 84 Chapters, with at least 200 active campaigns, this rarely, if ever, happens.
A massive crowd turned out to express opposition to the Army Corps Project being built in Downtown Montauk right now. Hundreds turned out, mostly concerned with the dune destruction happening as part of the project. People continue to get arrested on a daily basis in protest.
The protests, the arrests, the Paddle Out, the meetings…all make it into the great Surfer Magazine article here.
Stunning aerial photography by James Katsipis documenting the dune destruction from above and a committed number of locals willing and able to get arrested are possibly turning the tide on this campaign. Thank you Montauk!
This is an appeal for help. As you know, along with protecting water quality, protecting our beaches and beach access are the main goals of Surfrider Foundation.
Over the past summer, after several years of fighting the proposal to construct a more than half-mile-long sandbag seawall on a public beach in Montauk, several of our members joined Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O in filing a lawsuit to halt the project. To ensure that our case is given a fair hearing before any work is started, we had to file an injunction earlier this month.
Folks, a just for fun event from the people at Bureo Skateboards. Come find out how they are making skateboard decks from old fishing nets? Rise Above Plastic means finding new ways to use old plastics.
Pilgrim Surf in Amagansett tomorrow!
Please join us at our
August Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 19th
6:30pm @ Mercado Mexican Grill in Bridgehampton
Many thanks to all (volunteers, business supporters and attendees) who helped make last week’s Surf Movie Night our most successful ever!
Membership meeting agenda to include upcoming beach cleanups and ongoing campaigns (Surfing at Montauk Point State Park, Blue Water Task Force, Montauk Army Corps update, and Rise Above Plastics).
Please join us to share your concerns and ideas about our treasured beaches.
Join Us To Clean Beaches In Montauk w/ Montauk Yacht Club Staff
Sunday Morning July 19th.
All supplies provided by Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter.
Pick up a shuttle at the Montauk Yacht Club leaving promptly at 9am
arriving Gin Beach at 9:30apm (you can just meet us there if you prefer).
Gin Beach will be cleaned up for one full hour. Shuttle departs Gin Beach
at 10:30am. Arrives for at Gosman’s beach for second clean up at 11am.
We go back to Montauk Yacht Club at 12pm for drink and lunch specials
starting at 12:30pm. We feel really good about how we are spending our Sunday
Live music, courtesy of Montauk Yacht Club, w/ Jettykoon pool
side. 12pm -4pm
Please join us.
‘day of’ contact: Call Thomas on his cell 631-921-1842.
Google Maps To The Clean Up Beaches: