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.
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
- Bridge Gardens: 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
- North Fork Stewardship Center: 22600 Main Road, Cutchogue
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!
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.