Eastern Long Island Surfrider Members,
We are forming a coalition with a number of interested organizations to review and comment on the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) erosion control plans for downtown Montauk. One of our coalition members – Concerned Citizens of Montauk – is hosting an important meeting about this project
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the pros and cons of coastal erosion projects from non-ACE experts. Please try to attend (see details below).

And if you missed it in Southampton last month, we will be showing the movie “SHORED UP” at the Montauk Movie Theater on Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm.

See you there,
Mike Bottini
Eastern L.I. Surfrider Co-Chair

Beaches or Boulders: Montauk’s Future Shoreline
Join your friends, neighbors and two world-renowned coastal experts at 3 p.m. on October 5th at the Montauk firehouse for an informative meeting about managing erosion on Montauk’s beaches and preparing for rising sea levels and more frequent and stronger storms.
Presenting first will be Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey, a James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University, a pre-eminent marine and coastal geologist specializing in the study of ocean beaches and coastal policy, particularly in resort communities. Dr. Pilkey is the author or co-editor of 40 books, including The Corps and the Shore and Living with Long Island’s South Shore and 250 technical publications. He has received a number of awards including the Shepherd Award for excellence in Marine Geology, the Priestley Award and public service awards from several geologic societies.
Also presenting will be Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. Prior to joining FIU, Stephen was Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at the University of Maryland, Director of the National Park Research Unit at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Boston University. Dr. Leatherman has authored, co-authored or edited 16 books including Sea Level Rise: Causes and Consequences andCape Cod: From Glaciers to Beaches. He has also authored over 200 journal articles and technical reports and is well known for his annual report, America’s Best Beaches under the title “Dr. Beach.”