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!