August 17, 2015

Chapter Meeting Wednesday

ff4769f2-ceb2-49b2-b226-adce528ee679Please 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.

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July 17, 2015

Montauk Yacht Club Beach Cleanup

Join Us To Clean Beaches In Montauk w/ Montauk Yacht Club Staff

Sunday Morning July 19th.

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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

Morning! 

 

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.

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Google Maps To The Clean Up Beaches:

Gin Beach

Gosman’s Beach

 

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July 15, 2015

Protect Ocean Recreation!!

Protect Ocean Recreation Workshops in Montauk July 23 

Surfrider Foundation is gathering surfers, divers, kayakers, kitesurfers, wildlife viewers, beach goers and other “non-consumptive” recreational users in New York to discuss ways to increase protection for the ocean and beach activities that we love.

Please join us on July 23 from 6:30-8:30PM at the Offices of Concerned Citizens of Montauk. (6 S. Elmwood Ave. Montauk 11954) Food provided!  Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/104314749911332/
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July 15, 2015

Surf Movie Night XIII Tickets Available Now!

The Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter announces Surf Movie Night XIII at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. sponsored by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation.

Get tickets online now.

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SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EASTERN LONG ISLAND CHAPTER PRESENTS

SURF MOVIE NIGHT XIII – “THE FISHERMAN’S SON”

AT GUILD HALL – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 7 P.M.

 

A BENEFIT FOR CLEAN WATER

HOSTED BY NICOLE DELMA AND JESSE SPOONER

SPONSORED BY THE KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
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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 volunteercoordinator@easternli.surfrider.org 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.

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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:  http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/2014-bwtf-annual-report
Please 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

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.

 

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