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December 2016

Our second meeting of December 2016 has been re-scheduled for Monday, December 19th, 6:30 pm, at East Hampton Town Hall.



October 2016
 
Because of a scheduling conflict with the Columbus day holiday, the East Hampton Town Trustees will be holding our first October public meeting on FRIDAY, October 14th, at 6:30 pm at East Hampton Town Hall. See you there!
 


September 2016

The East Hampton Town Trustees are holding our annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, October 2nd, starting at 12 noon, at our Bluff Rd. office, 267 Bluff Rd. Amagansett. 

You're invited! The event is free to public and includes free raw clam bar and clam chowder.

Dig your largest clam from an East Hampton harbor and bring it to one of four local seafood shops: Gosman's in Montauk, The Seafood Shop in Wainscott, or Amagansett Seafood or Stuarts in Amagansett.

There is an adult and child winner for each of our four major harbors. All entries are kept alive and happy as a clam before they are returned to their home waters.

Clam chowders will also be judged, red or white, with a prize for the big winner. Music by Job Potter and Steven Tekulsky, East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery presentation by John "Barley" Dunne, and East Hampton Classic Boat Society.

Bring the family and learn about the heritage and livelihood of East End waters!



July 2016

Videos of East Hampton Trustee meetings are now available for viewing from our website on the "meetings" page. Enjoy!



March 2016

The East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery annual report for 2015 and 2016 operating plan is now available for view or download on the "Links" page.


March 2016

We will be holding an executive session special meeting on Monday, March 7th at 267 Bluff Rd. This is a private session.



February 2016

Feb 8th's meeting is cancelled due to extreme weather.
We will instead hold a public work session on Wednesday, Feb 10th, 6:30 pm, at the Bluff Road office.


January 2016

Our first meeting of the new year will be held on Monday, January 11th, at East Hampton Town Hall, 159 Pantigo Rd. at 6:30 pm. We welcome anyone from the public who would like join us!

October 2015

The Trustees regularly scheduled meeting on November 24, 2015 has been changed to November 17, 2015, starting at 6:00 PM. 


October 2015

Please take notice that the Trustees pump out boats have been removed from service from Three Mile Harbor and Lake Montauk until the spring of 2016.

The discharge of treated or untreated sewage from marine toilets into Trustee waters is prohibited. In addition, the entire Peconic Estuary was designated as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) in 2002. Further, under federal law, discharging of raw sewage directly into waters within the three mile limit (from land) is illegal.

We ask that you utilize other pump out facilities until the Trustee boats are re-commissioned in the spring of 2016.


October 2015 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TRUSTEE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LAZY POINT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton are considering a number of amendments to "TRUSTEE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LAZY POINT" including:

“Leases in effect on December 31, 2015 shall be renewed annually provided the tenancy has been continual and Tenant is in compliance with all of the Rules and Regulations and Lease.”

“Beginning in January 2016, the lease fee for each lot shall increase annually by 2% of the lease fee rounded off to the nearest dollar. Portions of leased lots will be calculated accordingly.”

“Proposed repair or replacement of a building or dwelling on a leased Lot which has sustained damage from an event, whether an occurrence of nature or accident, must be able to comply with all current and applicable building, zoning, health and environmental regulations.”

Other technical amendments are also included in the proposal.

Copies of the proposed Amended Rules are available at the Trustee Office on Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett, NY between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

You can also  CLICK HERE to view a copy of the proposed Amended Rules.

Individuals who wish to comment on the proposed Amendments may do so at the Trustee meeting on October 27, 2015 or November 10, 2015, or may mail written comments to the Trustees;
P.O. Box 7073, Amagansett, NY 11930. 
Comments may also be faxed to 631-267-2064;
e-mailed to info@trustees.easthamptonny.gov;
or personally delivered to the Trustee office.

The Trustees will vote on adopting this document at a special meeting,scheduled for November 17, 2015, starting at 6:00PM.


 October 2015

Join the Trustees at the 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, November the 15th, starting at noon at the American Legion Hall on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
 
Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.

Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!

Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest!
Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food- and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters. 

We need PRIZES for our fantastic clammers and Chowder Chefs!
 
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact our office. 631-267-8688
 
During the clam contest, starting at 1;00pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program educators and scientists will present information on past, present, and future eelgrass and other restoration projects in and around East Hampton waters.  

Please join us to learn the details of the the status of eelgrass restorations in Napeague Harbor, Hog Creek, and Northwest Harbor, as well as the restoration work such as eelgrass, marsh grass, dune grass, and gracillaria that Cornell can offer. 

We will discuss issues that affect eelgrass like groundwater seepage, light penetration, and temperature, as well as other related restoration/enhacement projects in East Hampton.

We will also learn from our shellfish hatchery manager Barley Dunne, about the status of our shellfish hatchery and seeding projects in local waters!

Please join your Trustees and the folks from Cornell for an informative and fun event!

This event is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.


October 2015

Rest assured, the Trustees have been monitoring the Pond.  The wind and tides were not conducive to a successful “letting” of the Pond last week.  At this point, the ocean is washing over the beach and into the Pond.  This salt water intrusion and the drop in temperatures should have a beneficial effect on reducing the algae blooms.  Also, as the ocean is high, it may naturally cause the Pond to open to the sea.  If so, as an act of nature, this scenario is preferable to manually opening the gut in the face of a storm surge.  The flooding would be worse in this case. 

Following the storm, the Trustees will continue to assess the wind and tide as well as the safety of a machine and operator on the beach, to arrange for the “letting” of Georgica Pond.


 

October 2015

Important Information from the Town of East Hampton
UPDATED AS OF 2:46 PM, October 1, 2015
HURRICANE JOAQUIN

We are monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Joaquin carefully and planning accordingly. While the storm's track is still uncertain, it is always best to be prepared. For your reference, here is a
Hurricane Safety Checklist from the
American Red Cross
.
and
Preparate con la Cruz Roja

 
Please also visit the Town's Emergency Preparedness page for further resources
If power is lost, additional information will be provided through
WLNG Radio 92.1 FM
 

September 2015

Blue-Green Algae in East Hampton's Hook Pond 

By Christopher Walsh | September 14, 2015 - 1:12pm

A month after the East Hampton Town Trustees closed Georgica Pond in East Hampton to crabbing due to a dense bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, the harmful algal bloom has appeared in Hook Pond, also in East Hampton.

Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, who has led a water-quality monitoring program in conjunction with the trustees for the past three years, informed Diane McNally, the trustees' clerk, of the new bloom in an email on Friday. The discovery is the first in Hook Pond since Dr. Gobler began the monitoring program.

The latest sample of Hook Pond’s water, Dr. Gobler said in an email to The Star on Monday, is the first to be above the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s threshold for blue-green algae. Toxin levels, he said, are above Word Health Organization standards for drinking water but below the recreational risk standard.

Officials of East Hampton Village have posted signs around the pond warning against exposure to cyanobacteria, according to Becky Molinaro, the village administrator. Exposure to blue-green algae can cause vomiting or diarrhea, skin, eye, or throat irritation, nausea, or allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.

The freshwater Hook Pond, Ms. McNally said on Monday, has no shellfish and is less accessible to the public than Georgica Pond, the latter a popular site for crabbing, kayaking, and other activities, so a formal resolution by the trustees to close it was unnecessary.

Pio Lombardo, a consultant who has conducted water-quality studies for the town and village, will present the findings of a study of Hook Pond's water quality to the East Hampton Village Board at its regular meeting on Friday.

At their meeting on Tuesday, the trustees, who manage many of the town's beaches, waterways, and bottomlands on behalf of the public, voted to extend the closure of Georgica Pond to crabbing through Sept. 22. They are likely to revisit that prohibition at their next meeting that evening. Last year, owing to an earlier bloom of cyanobacteria, the trustees closed Georgica Pond to crabbing from July into the autumn.

While blue-green algae are naturally present in lakes and streams, an abundance, caused by warm water temperatures and a lack of tidal flushing, can lead to harmful algal blooms. Cyanobacteria has also been detected this year in Fort Pond in Montauk, Wainscott Pond in Wainscott, and Agawam Lake and Mill Pond in Southampton.


September 2015

ATTENTION!

The Lazy Point launching ramp in NapeagueHarborhas been closed by the Town of East Hamptondue to its disrepair. In addition, the launch ramp in Northwest Creek will be repaired by SuffolkCountybeginning the week of September 14th , and will not be usable until they finish their work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


August 2015
 
According to Dr.Christopher J. Gobler of Stony Brook University, weekly water quality monitoring instituted by the Trustees has shown that the blue green algae bloom in Georgica Pond has reached a dangerous level.  

As of August 11, 2015, Georgica Pond is closed to all shellfishing. For your safety, the Trustees advise the public to: not swim or wade near blooms of surface scum; not drink the water; keep children and pets away from blooms and scum and; rinse with clean water if exposed.

We will continue weekly monitoring and update the public accordingly.

Researchers from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services have confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) at Lake Ronkonkoma* off Pond Road, in the Town of Brookhaven.

Additionally,as of August 26, 2015, blue-green algae persist at the following locations:

·       Sagaponack Pond in South Hampton

·       Georgica Pond in East Hampton

·       Roth Pond, Stony Brook University

·       McKay Lake in Calverton

·       Fort Pond in Montauk

·       Kellis Pond in Bridgehampton

·       Wainscott Pond in Wainscott

·       Agawam Lake and Mill Pond in Southampton

·       Maratooka Lake in Mattituck.

Health officials ask residents not to use, swim or wade in these waters and to keep pets and children away from the area. 

Cyanobacteria are naturally present in lakes and streams in low numbers; however, they can become abundant, forming blooms in shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown or red. They may produce floating scums on the surface of the water, or may cause the water to take on paint-like appearance.  

Contact with waters that appear scummy or discolored should be avoided. If contact does occur, rinse off with clean water immediately.  Seek medical attention if any of the following symptoms occur after contact: nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation; or allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.

To report a suspected cyanobacteria bloom at a body of water that contains a Suffolk County-permitted bathing beach, contact Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 852-5760.

To report a suspected cyanobacteria bloom that is in a body of water that lies within Suffolk County but does not contain a Suffolk County permitted bathing beach, contact the Division of Water at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: (518) 402-8179(518) 402-8179.

For more information about cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), visit the Suffolk County website


July 2015

Join the Trustees at the 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, November the 15th, starting at noon at the American Legion Hall on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
 
Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.

Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!

Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest!
Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters. 

We need PRIZES for our fantastic clammers and Chowder Chefs!
 
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact our office. 631-267-8688
July 2015

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced on August 7, 2015 that twenty six mosquito samples and one bird have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 29nd from Nesconset (2), West Islip (1), East Northport (2), Northport (2),  Huntington Station (2), Lindenhurst (3), West Babylon (5),  Selden (1), Port Jefferson (2), North Babylon (1), Greenlawn (1), and Farmingville (4). The bird, an all American crow, was collected on July 31st from Port Jefferson.

To date this year, 46 mosquito samples and 4 birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. No humans or horses have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk this year.

“The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples or birds indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” said Dr. Tomarken. “While there is no cause for alarm, we urge residents to cooperate with us in our efforts to reduce the exposure to the virus, which can be debilitating to humans.”

To reduce the mosquito population around homes, residents should try to eliminate stagnant water where mosquitoes breed:

·Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.

·Remove all discarded tires on the property. 

·Make sure roof gutters drain properly, and clean clogged gutters.

·Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.

·Change the water in birdbaths.

·Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds and keep shrubs and grass trimmed.

·Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.

·Drain water from pool covers.

According to Dr. Tomarken, most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. The symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent. Individuals, especially those 50 years of age or older, or those with compromised immune systems, who are most at risk,are urged to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. 

To avoid mosquito bites, residents are advised to:

·Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.

·Wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are more active.

·Use mosquito repellent when outdoors, following label directions carefully.

·Make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are in good repair.

Dead birds found on area properties may indicate the presence of West Nile virus in the area. To report dead birds, call the West Nile virus hotline in Suffolk County at 631-787-2200631-787-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Residents are encouraged to take a photograph of any bird in question.

To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the Department of Public Works’ Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270631-852-4270.

For medical questions related to West Nile virus, call 631-854-0333631-854-0333.

To learn more about how mosquitoes are captured and tested for mosquito-borne diseases in Suffolk County, click here.

To learn more about how mosquitoes are prepared for West Nile virus testing, click here.

For further information on West Nile virus, click here to visit the Department of Health Services’ website.


 June 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program educators and scientists will be presenting information on past, present, and future eelgrass and other restoration projects in and around East Hampton waters.  

Please join us on  October 4, 2015, during the 25th annual Largest Clam Contest at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett to learn the details of the the status of eelgrass restorations in Napeague Harbor, Hog Creek, and Northwest Harbor, as well as the restoration work such as eelgrass, marsh grass, dune grass, and gracillaria that Cornell offers. 

We will discuss issues that affect eelgrass like groundwater seepage, light penetration, and temperature, as well as other related restoration/enhacement projects in East Hampton.

We will also learn from our shellfish hatchery manager Barley Dunne, about the status of our shellfish hatchery and seeding projects in local waters!

Please join your Trustees and the folks from Cornell for an informative and fun evening! This event is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.
May 2015

The discharge of treated or untreated sewage from marine toilets into Trustee waters is prohibited. In addition, the entire Peconic Estuary was designated as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) in 2002. Further, under federal law, Discharging of raw sewage directly into waters within the three mile limit (from land) is illegal.
 
In order to protect East Hampton waters for environmental and recreational purposes and to safeguard our shellfish beds, the East Hampton Trustees own and operate Pump-Out boats which are available to all boaters free of charge. In addition, land based facilities are provided by the Town of East Hampton as well as local businesses. 

Lake Montauk: East Hampton Town Pump-Out Station
Location: Star Island Municipal Marina, Lake Montauk
Available: May 15-Oct 31

Three Mile Harbor: East Hampton Town Pump-Out Station
Location: Town Commercial Dock at Gann Road, Three Mile Harbor 
Available: May 15-Oct 31

Pump-Out boat Captains can be contacted on VHF Channel 73 during the boating season. 

April 2015

You can watch the Trustees Water Quality Monitoring Project presentation on LTV!
Please visit www.ltveh.org and scroll down to "Videos on Demand" and choose "East Hampton Town Trustee Meetings".

March 2015

Due to the harsh winter we have experienced, the Trustees have extended the date for the removal of duck blinds from Trustee waters. The new date for removal is April 30, 2015.

February 2015

The East Hampton Trustees have implemented a water quality monitoring project during 2013 and again during 2014 in Napeague Harbor, Fresh Pond, Accabonac Harbor, Hog Creek, Three Mile Harbor, Northwest Creek, Georgica Pond, and Hook Pond.

We will host a community event to share the results of the 2014 water quality monitoring, and Dr. Christopher Gobler from Stony Brook University will present the results on Monday March 30, 2015 starting at 5:00 pm in Town Hall, located at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

This informational meeting is free and open to the public. 

We hope you can attend this important presentation.


January 2015

Attention All Town of East Hampton High School Seniors!

Since 1891, the Captain William J. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees. As per the will of Captain Rysam, a boat captain, ship-builder, and Sag Harbor landowner, the Fund has been used to offset the cost of education for children of the Town of East Hampton.
 
For the last several years, The Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application.

This year, students can download the online application by clicking here. 
The application can also be found on our "Links" page.

A completed application, with creative medium, is due in the Trustee's office by 4PM on Thursday April 2, 2015.
 
Thank you and Good Luck!

December 2014

TO ALL SHELLFISHERS

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE EAST HAMPTON TOWN SHELLFISH HATCHERY HAS AN OVERWINTERING PROJECT LOCATED IN NORTHWEST CREEK.
 
THIS PROJECT IS DELINEATED BY BUOYS.

ALTHOUGH NORTWEST IS BEING OPENED FOR SHELLFISHING,
WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE RESPECT THE PROJECT AND

DO NOT HARVEST SHELLFISH WITHIN THE BUOYED AREA OF NOTHWEST CREEK.

The Trustees have initiated a "Scallop Shell Recycling Program" with the intent to use the shells in future environmental remediation efforts.This pilot program encourages the public to NOT dispose of  scallop shells that have been harvested from local waters in our town recycling centers, but rather to drop off the scallop shells at Trustee designated areas. The program started with two drop off locations; one at three Mile Harbor and one at Napeague Harbor.
 
At this time, the Three Mile Harbor location in CLOSED, and we ask all scallopers to bring their shells to the Napeague site, which is located upland of the Napeague Harbor launch ramp.
 
We would like to thank all scallopers who are participating in this program. This is a very good year for the scallop harvest in East Hampton waters, and the public's involvement in this pilot program has been outstanding!

September 2014
 
According to Dr.Christopher J. Gobler of Stony Brook University, weekly water quality monitoring instituted by the Trustees has shown that the blue green algae bloom in Georgica Pond has reached a very dangerous level. This bloom is dominated by Anabaena, with pigment levels at nearly 400 ug/L, where the limit set by the New York State DEC is 20ug/L.

As of September 9, 2014, Georgica Pond is closed to all shellfishing. For your safety, the Trustees advise the public to: not swim or wade near blooms of surface scum; not drink the water; keep children and pets away from blooms and scum and; rinse with clean water if exposed.

We will continue weekly monitoring and update the public accordingly.

August 2014

Check out the "Meetings" section for meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings!

August 2014

Save the date!

Join the Trustees at the 24th Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, October 5, 2014 starting at noon.
 
Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.

Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!

This year we will have more fun than ever... check back soon to find out who our special guests will be.

Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 24rd Annual Largest Clam Contest!
Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters.

We need PRIZES for our fantastic clammers and Chowder Chefs!
 
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact our office.

July 2014
 
 
As you may or may not know, in 2013 the East Hampton Town Trustees began a program in Georgica Pond to test water quality and toxic algal blooms. The results in 2013 had no high levels of toxicity. However, as of today, July 24, 2014, one sample from Eel Cove tested slightly above the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) level for blue-green algae. The sample was slightly above the 20 g/L cutoff set by the DEC and also had two toxic genera of Anabaena and Aphanizomenon. At this level, the New York State DEC lists sites for the blue-green algae to protect people and pets. 

While the toxins at this site are at low levels, preventative measures for all users of the pond should include:

  • Not swimming or wading near blooms of surface scum
  • Not drinking the water
  • Keeping children and pets away from blooms and scum
  • Rinsing with clean water if exposed

In addition, although no data can be found to confirm the shellfish, crabs and other marine species within the Pond would be affected by the toxin or that consumption by humans would be unsafe; the Board of Trustees has determined it is in the best interest of the public to temporarily prohibit the taking of shellfish, crabs and other marine species from Georgica Pond.

You may have also noticed a macro-algae in the Pond which appears as a thin branched seaweed.  This is a species of Cladophora and is a common nuisance genus.  While some may not like its appearance, it poses no threat to human or animal health.

Rest assured, mitigation and/or removal practices are and will continue to be discussed by the Board of Trustees.Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for the toxic or macro algae blooms.However, although no direct link has been defined yet, we encourage all home and property owners surrounding the Pond to look at their own upland practices (i.e.aging septic systems, fertilizer use, lack of natural shoreline vegetation) to reduce the risk and potential for blooms in the future. 
The Trustees hope to work in conjunction with the East Hampton Town Natural Resources Department, the New York State DEC and Suffolk County Department of Health to renew the excavation permit for Georgica Pond during the winter months which may annually increase water flow in the Pond and decrease seasonal events.                                                                   

July 2014

The public should be aware that due to the approaching Hurricane Arthur, strong rip currents currently exist and heavy surf is expected along ocean beaches for the Fourth of July weekend. Beach users at ocean beaches are advised to swim only on beaches with lifeguard protected areas.

 

July 2014
  Click below to learn about the Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notification System and How To Register


June 2014



February 2014

The East Hampton Town Trustees will host a community event to share the results of the 2013 water quality monitoring of Napeague Harbor, Fresh Pond, Accabonac Harbor, Hog Creek, Three Mile Harbor, Northwest Creek, Georgica Pond, and Hook Pond.  

Dr. Christopher Gobler from Stony Brook University will present the results on Wednesday March 19, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm in Town Hall, located at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

This informational meeting is free and open to the public.


January 2014 
 
Attention All Town of East Hampton High School Seniors!  
 
Since 1891, The Captain William T. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees and per the will of Captain Rysam, has been used to offset the costs of education of residents of the Town of East Hampton. For the last several years, The Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application. 
 
This year, students can download the online application by clicking here.   
 
A completed application, with creative medium, is due in the Trustee's office by April 7, 2014 at 4 P.M.  

January 2014

DONATIONS TO THE TRUSTEES

Individuals have often approached the Trustees and expressed interest in helping maintain public projects on Trustee properties that have been dropped from municipal budgets due to cutbacks or other reasons.    

The Trustees would like to inform individuals that the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton, as a government body, will accept donations of monies or property.

If you are interested in a project and would like to donate to the Trustees, please contact the Clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees by telephone

(631) 267-8688 or email info@trustees.easthamptonny.gov

Due to the changing nature of the spectrum of projects that take place on Trustee properties, the Trustees are not able to maintain separate accounts or records for each project. Nevertheless,individuals are encouraged to express their reasons for making a donation to the Board. 

The Internal Revenue Service has not made a determination as to whether donations to the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton are deductible.


October 2014

The East Hampton Town Trustees office was dismantled today, October 16, 2013 to prepare for the installation of new carpeting. We hope to have this project completed by the afternoon of Friday, October 18th. We may not have access to the computer, fax, copy machine or phones until Monday, October 21st.  

If you are unable to contact us during the renovation, please leave us a message on our office phone, 631-267-8688 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.


September 2014

Save the date!
Join the Trustees at the 23rd Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, October 6 starting at noon. Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.

Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!

Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 23rd Annual Largest Clam Contest! Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters

If you would like to donate a prize, please contact our office.

 


August 2013

Trustee Water Quality Monitoring Update

The bi-weekly testing of Trustee waters has been going very well so far this year.  Around May 14th, we had a slight increase in a harmful algal species, Alexandrium, in Three Mile Harbor.  This red tide species carries the toxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) .  While there was an elevation in cell counts at the head of the harbor launching ramp, there was not enough of this harmful algal species present to lead to any closures or cause any health threats at this time. 

It is great that we were able to identify even this low level, because in the future we will be able to compare the cell counts to this year as a baseline.  As of July 30th, 2013, we have seen no other harmful algal bloom species in East Hampton Trustee waters.  There has been a steady bloom of brown tide to the west of us in Southampton, and we will be keeping our eyes out for a possible red tide, Cochlodinium, bloom in our waters later this summer. 

We hope that we wont see any more harmful algal bloom species, but if they are present, we are prepared to test our waters and identify them with this water quality testing program that the East Hampton Town Trustees have implicated this year. 

July 2013

Since 1891, The Captain William T. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees and as per the will of Captain Rysam, has been used to offset the costs of education for residents of the Town of East Hampton. For the last several years, The East Hampton Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application. 

This years winner was Michael Burns. Congratulations to Michael and thanks to the talented students who submitted applications this year!


June 2013

Suffolk County Vector Control treats sections of the East Hampton community with various mosquito control insecticides as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control mosquitoes.

CLICK HERE  to view upcoming applications.

 
Some past notices can be found by clicking here.

For current and future notices and/or further information:
  • Suffolk County Division of Vector Control   631-852-4270
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April 2013

The Trustees are funding water quality monitoring in Trustee waters!
 
Globally, the phytoplankton communities of many coastal ecosystems have become increasingly dominated by harmful algal blooms (HABs) and New Yorks coastal waters are a prime example of this trend.  Prior to 2006, algal blooms in NY were well-known for their ability to disrupt coastal ecosystem and fisheries, but were never considered a human health threat.  Since then, toxic red tides or blooms of the saxitoxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense (> 1,000,000 cells L-1) have led to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP)-induced closures of nearly 10,000 acres of shellfish beds in western Suffolk County during six of the past seven years. 

During the past two years, PSP events have spread progressively east to Shinnecock Bay and Sag Harbor.  Moreover, moderate levels of Alexandrium and Dinophysis have recently been detected in East Hampton Town waters.  The limited nature of sampling, however, has prohibited definitive conclusions regarding the extent and maximal densities of blooms from being established.  The East Hampton Town Trustees will be testing Trustee waters for all major species of brown and red tides in an attempt to better understand these changing ecosystems.  Freshwater sites will also be tested for potentially toxic cyanobacteria. 

In collaboration with Dr. Christopher Gobler from Stony Brook University, the East Hampton Town Trustees will be monitoring Trustee waters for harmful algal blooms and other parameters of water quality including coliform bacteria.  There will be 14 marine sites and 3 freshwater sites that will be sampled on a bi-weekly basis spring through fall 2013.  Water samples will be taken from Napeague Harbor, Fresh Pond, Accabonac Harbor, Hog Creek, Three Mile Harbor, Northwest Creek, Georgica Pond, and Hook Pond. Special thanks to Trustee Forsberg for spearheading this effort, as the Trustees pilot this program in an attempt to better understand the frequency of harmful algal blooms in East Hampton, and possible remediation for these blooms in the future if needed.


April 2013

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County As they Partner with The East Hampton Town Trustees to Help Restore Marine Habitat to Napeague Harbor!

This will be the second Marine Meadows event to take place in the Town of East Hampton.
The East Hampton Trustees have shown their support for Cornell Cooperative Extensions(CCE) eelgrass restoration efforts by approving a proposal to conduct monitoring and restoration of eelgrass in Napeague Harbor. This will help ensure that habitat is available for East Hamptons wide variety of commercially and recreationally important fish and shellfish species. 

At the upcoming Marine Meadows workshop, participants will work with CCE staff to weave eelgrass shoots (harvested from healthy donor meadows in local waters) into specially designed, biodegradable burlap planting discs. Once assembled, these discs will temporarily  be stored at CCEs greenhouse facility and then planted by SCUBA certified CCE Marine Program staff at carefully selected restoration sites in Napeague Harbor.

These newly created marine meadows will serve as important habitat for many species of finfish and shellfish. These habitats help enhance the and productivity of our local waters.
 

The FREE Workshop will be held at

The East Hampton Sportsmans Alliance Expo

Amagansett Firehouse

439 Main Street, Amagansett

Saturday, April 20. 11 am - 2 pm


March 2013

The Trustees organized beach clean ups in March at two area beaches.
 
We removed 13,420 pounds of debris from Lazy Point and 5,880 pounds from Louse Point with assistance from the Town of East Hampton Parks, Land Acquisition and Sanitation Departments. Thanks go to the Town Board waiving the disposal fees!

Special thanks to the East Hampton pound trap and gill net fishermen and to Trustees Nat Miller and Deb Klughers for organizing the cleanup. There is still more debris and litter to be removed, so when you visit one of our beautiful beaches, please remove any debris you can!


February 2013

Attention All Town of East Hampton High School Seniors!

Since 1891, the Captain William J. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees. As per the will of Captain Rysam, a boat captain, ship-builder, and Sag Harbor landowner, the Fund has been used to offset the cost of education for children of the Town of East Hampton.
For the last several years, The Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application.

This year, students can download the online application by clicking here. 
The application can also be found on our "Links" page.

A completed application, with creative medium, is due in the Trustee's office no later than
April 2,2013 at 4 P.M.

The 2012 winner of the Captain William T. Rysam Fund Scholarship was East Hampton High School senior Thomas VanScoyoc. The 2011 winner was Thomas Dess. The 2010 winner was Katherine Overton.

February 2013

Due to the recent emergency situation of a boat sinking in a local marina;
a number of issues have been brought to light and questions raised for the
board of Trustees.

For example, was the boat being used as a residence? How do the Town Code and Trustee regulations address this issue? Were the boat and marina's equipment for environmental, fire and personal safety in place, and were they sufficient and operational? Is there an expectation that the marinas have adequate safety measures for protection of the environment for other user groups and their clientele? Have local regulations kept pace with the increased use of this activity?

Rest assured, the Trustees will be reviewing the existing regulations with an eye toward providing the best protection of our waterways and constituents for all matters within our jurisdiction and will offer assistance and support to those agencies and entities that regulate the associated matters.

We thank the Springs Fire Department, HazMat Team, Police and Harbormasters Departments as well as those individuals who were at the scene and prevented an even worse tragedy from occurring.

We have been in touch with Mr. Michels, the Senior Harbormaster for his assurance that all measures to mitigate any environmental damage were taken, that an investigation was undertaken to determine if any violation occurred, as well as what circumstances may have contributed to the sinking, including the effect of snow load or ice and whether there was a working bubble system in the marina basin.

The board of Trustees will work with our town colleagues to take the necessary steps to try to prevent this unfortunate event from recurring.

January 2013

On Sunday January 27, the Community will come together to celebrate the new Pussy Pond Bridge!  The festivities will start at Ashawagh Hall at noon. After a short walk to the Pond, the bridge will be dedicated to the youth of Springs.The new bridge was designed built by a group of dedicated community volunteers. Read more about it by clicking here.






January 2013

The dredging of Accabonac has begun!




















November 2012

The opening day for scallop season in East Hampton Trustee and East Hampton Town waters will be on Monday, November 19, 2012. Shellfishing permits for East Hampton Town residents may be obtained through the East Hampton Town Clerk's office on Pantigo Road. Bushel bags may be obtained through the East Hampton Town Trustee office on the corner of Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett.
 
November 2012
The East Hampton Town Trustees hope you and your families are safe after Hurricane Sandy, and we wish you a speedy return to normalcy. As the community begins restoration efforts, we are concerned our already compromised environment will be further jeopardized by the use of debris, crushed concrete, CCA, ACQ, metal posts or other non-permissible materials during rebuilding. 
 
We ask you to refrain from using inappropriate materials as you secure your property.  We remind all homeowners and contractors that bulkheads, docks, stairways, sand placement, beach fencing and re-vegetation require permits. 
 
Remember, the beaches and waterways are public property. Access to these resources and their long term viability are integral to the duties of the East Hampton Town Trustees and these resources are dependent upon proper management. 
 
Please contact the Trustees and the town Departments of Building, Natural Resources and Planning for advice before proceeding with repair or protection measures near and adjacent to the public properties.  We know that the resiliency of our beaches and waterways will prevail if we all work together. 

November 2012
The opening day for scallop season in East Hampton Town Trustee waters will be on Monday, November 19, 2012. Shellfishing permits for East Hampton Town residents may be obtained through the East Hampton Town Clerk's office on Pantigo Road.  Bushel bags may be obtained through the East Hampton Town Trustee office on the corner of Bluff Road and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. 

October 2012

Please make preparations for Hurricane Sandy. The Trustees will be assessing the beaches throughout the storm.
 
General Information to assist in Prepartion for Hurricanes
                   The preceding information is from Town of East Hampton website.


September 2012

During the 22nd Annual Largest Clam Contest, the charitable organization Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR) presented the East Hampton Trustees with a check for $5,000.00.

Formed to "support the Trustees, the Town Board and any other governmental body which is willing to oppose the privatization of our beaches",  CfAR's mission is:
  • To protect ALL forms of public access to our beaches and preserve the rights and traditions enjoyed by residents since colonial times. 
  • To inform the public about attempts to restrict free and open access to our beaches through privatization or eliminating access.
  • To lobby for legislation and government actions that support our goals and objectives.
  • To ensure that full access and recreational opportunities are open to the greatest number of people, not just the privileged few.
  • To promote and encourage proper stewardship of our beaches and coastal waters.
This is the second time CfAR has made a $5,000.00 donation to the East Hampton Trustees!

The East Hampton Trustees are grateful for this generous contribution. We applaud CfAR's tireless work to assist us as we fight the good fight, and as we stand together against those who attempt to impede or deny public access to East Hamptons most cherished resources. 
The Trustees mission to always promote, protect, and preserve beach access for all is made easier with the support of CfAR! 


                                     Thank you CfAR!
September 2012

Hundreds came out to enjoy the East Hampton Trustees  22nd annual Largest Clam Contest. The weather was perfect as Trustees, friends, and family shared clams and chowder, learned about shellfish, helped restore an eelgrass bed to Napeague, and marveled at the antique boats on display.
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clams from East Hampton waters lined up to await the judges decision...
to see who would take home the coveted bushels full of fabulous prizes and
be crowned the Queen of Clams!

 Trustee Clerk Diane McNally and Trustee Sean McCaffrey finish loading up the prizes.

East Hampton Natural Resource Director Kim Shaw gets ready to judge the clams!

Chowder genius Town Clerk Freddy Overton once again supplied gallons and gallons of his super secret world famous Bonac Clam Chowder.Trustees Lynn Mendelman and Tim Bock ladle away....

Trustees Nat Miller, Joe Bloecker and Steve Lester opened thousands of clams...

Judging the chowder... the best job of the day...

Anticipation.... as the judges make their final decisions.....

Who will it be??

The Classic Boat Society brought their  handmade boat to be raffled off to one lucky winner!

East Hampton Aquaculture educated all, on the clams, oysters & scallops they easily grow. 





















The hatchery brought maps showing where they seed the shellfish.
The Marine Meadows crew from Cornell Cooperative Extension kept the crowd busy weaving disks of eelgrass. The eelgrass was later planted in Napeague Harbor to start
a new eelgrass bed. Thank you for coming to East Hampton, Marine Meadows!!



















Trustee Debbie Klughers weaving an eelgrass disk to help new eelgrass grow...


Big kids little kids ... everyone was weaving eelgrass disks!!
















Trustee Clerk Diane McNally and Assistant Clerk Stephanie Forsberg call in the crowd...
And the winner in the kids division is.......... a wopper from Napeague!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Queen of Clams once again came from Napeague, she was swiftly returned to the sea..





















Napeague was once again the home of the largest clams. Linda Calder was the overall winner,with a 2 pound, 9 ounce clam. Lake Montauk came in a close second, with Nancy Peppard harvesting a 2 pound, 8.8 clam. That was close........

Nancy was the first place winner for Lake Montauk and Linda for Napeague. A 1 pound, 10.5 ounce clam won Cliffton Keyes first place for Three Mile Harbor. Henry Flohr found a 1 pound, 1.5 ounce clam in Accabonac Harbor .

The kids did great again this year. A Napeague Harbor clam won Edward Hoff first place,weighing in at 2 pounds, 5.4 ounces . Three Mile Harbor gave Joe Hawkins a 1 pound, 6.7-ounce clam, and Accabonac Harbor gave Avery Charron the win with a nice 1 pound, 0.7 ounce clam.

The Red and White Chowder Contests were BOTH won by Chowder King Jim Sullivan! Way to go Jim! Congratulations to everyone who won, and we hope everyone who entered had a great time clamming.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the day great! See you again next year!


September 2012

In conjunction with Ocean Conservancys 27th annual International Coastal Clean Up, the East Hampton Trustees were out in force cleaning up the beaches! It was a beautiful sunny day, and we had a great time removing litter and debris from our beaches. We would like to thank everyone who helped in this effort to reduce litter on our beaches.























 
 
 
 




















 
 












 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


September 2012

The East Hampton Trustees are on WLNG! We have sponsored a Public Service Announcement on the importance of beach vegetation. In case you missed it on the radio, below is the text of our important public service announcement.
"The following message is being brought to you by the East Hampton Town Trustees, serving  East Hampton since 1686. Beach grass is a valuable asset to all residents and visitors of East Hampton. It helps in the formation of dunes, prevents erosion and is a natural habitat for many species. Beach grass is tough, and thrives in a harsh environment, with pounding surf, blowing sand, and blazing sun, but it cannot withstand people walking on it or vehicles driving on it. Please avoid walking on beach vegetation. When driving on the beach, if possible, stay at least  50 feet from all beach vegetation. Please do not drive over beach grass or other forms of beach vegetation. In East Hampton, its the law! Please help us to protect and preserve East Hamptons beautiful beaches, harbors, inlets, and bays. We must protect Beach grass and other forms of beach vegetation today so that future generations can enjoy it.This message is brought to you by the East Hampton Town Trustees. Timothy Bock, Joe Bloecker, Stephanie Forsberg, Deborah Klughers, Stephen Lester, Sean McCaffrey, Diane McNally, Lynn Mendelman and Nat Miller."

September 2012

The East Hampton Trustees will be hosting a free Marine Meadows Workshop during the 22nd Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday September 23, 2012 from 1-3pm.
Join The East Hampton Trustees as we partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County  to help restore marine habitat to Napeague Harbor! Be a part of this free workshop and help play a part in the restoration of our local eelgrass meadows.
Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, please contact Kimberly Barbour at kp237@cornell.edu or 631-852-8660 ext. 27 . You can click here or visit www.seagrassli.org  for details on this exciting program.








September 2012

In conjunction with Ocean Conservancys 27th annual International Coastal Clean Up, the East Hampton Trustees are organizing a beach clean-up on Saturday, September 15th. The Trustees are encouraging all residents to participate. Come to the Trustees office at 267 Bluff Road any day between now and September 15th to pick up garbage collection bags, gloves, and a special recycling decoder card.
(Click here to download recycling decoder card.)
On September 15th, between noon and 3pm the Trustees will be cruising the ocean beach between Two Mile Hollow and the western boundary of the State Park on the Napeague Stretch. Please be sure to place all collected items well above the high tide mark by 3pm. Between 5pm and 6pm, the Trustees will pick up any garbage  collected from the beaches adjacent to Gerard Drive and Louse Point Road. At these locations, please leave all trash collected beside the Town trash receptacles. If you would like to clean up another beach area, please contact the Trustees. During the clean-up, please try to separate recyclables from the trash, using the special decoder card provided, and recycle the items from home as you normally would.
  • Remember, land based trash can become marine debris, which spoils our waters, impacts human health, and harms marine inhabitants and other wildlife. Marine debris also washes back up and litters our shoreline. It helps when we all work together to clean up our beautiful beaches and reduce marine debris.

 


August 2012

Join the Trustees at the 22nd Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, September 23 starting at noon. Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.

Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor.The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!

Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 22nd Annual Largest Clam Contest! Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters

If you would like to donate a prize, please contact our office.



August 2012

  • Click here to view the East Hampton Beach Driving Regulations.

  • Click here to view the East Hampton 2012 Shellfish Ordinance booklet.

August 2012

The Trustee pump out boat has resumed normal service in Three Mile Harbor.


June 2012

The Trustee pump out boat that normally operates in Three Mile Harbor is still in Rhode Island being repaired. We once again apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to use upland restroom facilities before boating. You may also utilize the shore-side pump out facility operated by the Town of East Hampton located at the Commercial Dock on Gann Road. This service is free to all boaters. 
The Trustee pump out boat that normally operates in Montauk will be brought to Three Mile Harbor on Sunday June 24 and Monday June 25 to assist vessels that need attention or are unable to leave the dock to access the shore-side station.                
The Trustee pump out boat may be reached on VHF Channel 73.

Please remember that Three Mile Harbor is a federally recognized no-discharge zone. Its beauty, productivity and recreational resources require the compliance and cooperation of the boating public until the Trustees can resume the free pump out boat service within the waterway.

June 2012

During the weekend of June 9 and 10, the Trustee pump out boat from Montauk will be in Three Mile Harbor to assist vessels that need attention and are unable to leave the dock to access the free station at the Town Commercial Dock on Gann Road. The pump out boat may be reached on VHF Channel 73 on Sunday 6/9/12 and Monday 6/10/12 in Three Mile Harbor.
While we apologize for any inconvenience, we ask all boaters to be patient, utilize upland restroom facilities before boating and the Towns shore-side pump out. Please remember Three Mile Harbor is a federally recognized no-discharge zone. Its beauty, productivity and recreational resources require the compliance and cooperation of our boating public until the Trustees can resume the free pump out boat service within the waterway.

June 2012  

On June 1, 2012 the East Hampton Trustees sponsored a talk organized by Assistant Clerk of the Trustees Dr. Stephanie Forsberg and featuring Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University. Entitled "Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning & Red Tides in East End Waters: Causes, Effects, and Distribution", this talk was followed by a discussion and can be viewed on the website of LTV, East Hamptons local public access television station.

The talk will be aired on LTV Channel 22 during the following dates and times.

Monday  7:00pm

Tuesday 2:00pm

Friday    6:30am

Sunday  12:30pm

Sunday  10:55pm








June 2012                        

The East Hampton Town Trustees are aware of the concern for Three Mile Harbors waters due to the fact that the free pump-out boat service we usually provide has been suspended. Please be aware, the suspension is due to a leak in the boats gas tank and we have already arranged for its repair with the manufacturer in Rhode Island. We will update the public as soon as possible with an expected date of return to service. 

In the interim, East Hampton Town has a free shore side pump-out facility located at Commercial Dock, at the terminus of Gann Road. They are doing their best to ensure it remains operational with the increase of use by boats.  We are actively pursuing additional alternatives and if and when something becomes available to the boating public, we will advise the marinas, Harbormasters and provide an update on the Trustees website.

During the weekend of June 9 and 10, the Trustee pump out boat from Montauk will be in Three Mile Harbor to assist vessels that need attention and are unable to leave the dock to access the free station at the Town Commercial Dock on Gann Road.  The pump out boat may be reached on VHF Channel 73 on Sunday 6/9/12 and Monday 6/10/12 in Three Mile Harbor.

While we apologize for any inconvenience, we ask all boaters to be patient, utilize upland restroom facilities before boating and the Towns shore-side pump-out. Please remember Three Mile Harbor is a federally recognized no-discharge zone. Its beauty, productivity and recreational resources require the compliance and cooperation of our boating public until the Trustees can resume the free pump-out boat service within the waterway.                                                   

June 2012 

Since 1891, The Captain William T. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees and as per the will of Captain Rysam, has been used to offset the costs of education for residents of the Town of East Hampton. For the last several years, The East Hampton Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application.

Although it was a hard decision to make, this years winner was Thomas Van Scoyoc. Thomas made a video of himself performing a song he wrote while playing his guitar. Footage of many East Hampton waters was shown in the film as well.

Congratulations to Thomas and thank you to the many talented students who submitted applications this year! Below are some of the creative responses for 2012.







































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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May 2012

In order to help protect East Hampton waters for environmental and recreational purposes and to safeguard our waters and shellfish beds, the East Hampton Trustees own and operate Pump-Out boats which are available to all boaters free of charge.  

In all Trustees waters, the discharge of treated or untreated sewage from marine toilets is prohibited. Vessels in any No Discharge Zone (NDZ) must have their overboard discharge Y-valves locked into the 'closed' position.  

Since 2002, the NDZ in East Hampton Trustee waters was extended to include the entire Peconic Estuary, between Montauk, Orient Point, and Riverhead. Discharging of untreated, raw sewage directly into waters, by boat or any other means, within  three miles from land is illegal under U.S. federal law. 

  • Please note: as of May 25, 2012, the Trustee Pump-Out boat that normally operates in Three Mile Harbor has a leak in the fuel tank! The Trustees are currently having the vessel repaired and the vessel will be operational soon.  

    During this time, please use the land-based pump-out facilities provided by Town of East Hampton Parks Department at the Gann Road commercial dock. 

    The vessel that operates in Lake Montauk continues to be operational. Pump-out boats can be hailed on VHF channel 73.

    Lake Montauk- East Hampton Town Pump-Out Station 
    Location: Star Island Municipal Marina, Lake Montauk
    Available: May 15 - November 1

    Three Mile HarborEast Hampton Town Pump-Out Station
    Location: Town Commercial Dock at Gann Road, Three Mile Harbor
    Available: May 15-Oct 31

(click here for an interactive map)


June 2012 '

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning & Red Tides in East End Waters: Causes, Effects, and Distribution
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning was recently identified in neighboring waters to East Hampton. While not currently detected in our town waters to a significant extent, the East Hampton Town Trustees are taking this opportunity to provide a free lecture to educate the public on the subject.

When:  Friday, June 1, 2012  at 5:30 pm

Where: East Hampton Town-Hall Meeting Room
           200 Pantigo Road

Speaker:Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University, SOMAS

Sponsored by:The East Hampton Town Trustees

We hope you will be able to attend. 

Please tell your friends about this very important discussion.

This event is free and open to all!

April 2012

 
Trustees Nat Miller,Sean McCaffrey,Deb Klughers and JoeBloecker
at the East Hampton Sportsman's Alliance Expo.(photo:T.Vecsey)

 


May 2012

The Plovers are coming....


March 2012

Gerard Drive Culvert Opening  










 

































   

 

March 2012

Louse Point Shoal Excavation



 


January 2012

Hog Creek dredging.



                                                                                                  photos:D.Klughers

January 2012

Attention All Town of East Hampton High School Seniors!  

Since 1891, The Captain William T. Rysam Fund has been overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees and per the will of Captain Rysam, has been used to offset the costs of education of residents of the Town of East Hampton. For the last several years, The Town Trustees have awarded a $500.00 Scholarship to a student that submits the best response to their application. 
This year, students can download the online application by clicking on the following link: /gallery/Rysam.pdf.  
A completed application, with creative medium, is due in the Trustee's office by March 29, 2012 at 4 P.M.

The 2011 winner of the Captain William T. Rysam Fund Scholarship was East Hampton High School senior Thomas Dess. The 2010 winner was Katherine Overton.

Update- April 1, 2012
Application period has ended.
Seventeen applications were received.
Check back soon for the WINNER!
 
January 2012
First meeting of 2012- Trustees Tim Bock, Sean McCaffrey, Diane McNally,Stephanie Forsberg,Lynn Mendelman,Joe Bloecker,Steve Lester,Nat Miller,Deb Klughers


April 2008

EELGRASS SANCTUARY
In April of 2008, the East Hampton Town Trustees designated an area on the eastern shore of Napeague Harbor as an Eelgrass Sanctuary.The underwater acreage of this vital species, Zostera marina, has been severely threatened throughout the waters of Long Island.
Eelgrass provides habitats for many fish, shellfish and crustaceans.

The area will be marked by buoys and information will be posted on the harbor's eastern shore. 

For further information contact the Town Trustee Office or the East Hampton Town Department of Natural Resources.

Historic dredging of Napeague Harbor