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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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: http://www.surfrider.
org/coastal-blog/entry/2014- bwtf-annual-reportPlease see below for water quality testing results for week of June 1, 2015:
LOCATION ENTERO LEVEL INDICATION OF MONTAUK Ditch Plains: Ditch Witch 0 Low Bacteria Ditch Plains: Trailer Outfall Pipe 172 High Bacteria Lake Montauk: Causeway South 10 Low Bacteria Lake Montauk: Coons Foot Cove 0 Low Bacteria Lake Montauk: East Creek 862 High Bacteria Lake Montauk: Little Reed Pond Creek 121 High Bacteria Lake Montauk: South Beach 108 High Bacteria Lake Montauk: West Creek 4106 High Bacteria Surfside Place Creek 7270 High Bacteria Surfside Place Ocean Beach 0 Low Bacteria Fort Pond: Industrial 10 Low Bacteria Fort Pond: Ramp 10 Low Bacteria AMAGASETT Fresh Pond: Creek 305 High Bacteria
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE
The 1st Annual Great Montauk Cleanup
Saturday, April 18th (rain date: 4/19)
Kirk Park Parking Lot (next to the Montauk IGA)
Bags and gloves will be provided. Bring your family and friends!