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New Cyanobacteria Blooms found in  Wainscott Pond in East Hampton

May 28, 2021

Analysis of surface water samples performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed the presence of new cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Lake Agawam in Southampton and Wainscott Pond in East Hampton. Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their children and pets away from the area. 

To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom at a body of water that does contain a Suffolk County-permitted bathing beach, please contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by email at any time at scdhsweb@suffolkcountyny.gov 

For additional information about blue-green algae, as well as other harmful algal blooms, visit the following websites:


Aquatic Weed Harvester on Georgica Pond

From The Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation:

“The East Hampton Town Trustees have once again approved the project and the Town of East Hampton Planning Department staff has recommended a ‘negative declaration’ (the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and a draft environmental impact statement is not required). The Zoning Board of Appeals have also reviewed the project and recommended it to the Town Board. We eagerly await the Town Board’s decision sometime this month.”

Aquatic Weed Harvester

April 21, 2021

South Fork Wind filed its Environmental Management and Construction Plan (EM&CP), as required under Article VII. The EM&CP represents the detailed construction plans for the sub-marine cable in state waters as well as the underground transmission line and interconnection facilities, and the plan accounts for the more than 200 conditions agreed to during the settlement process.

March 2021
January 26, 2021

The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton have passed a resolution to approve and enter into the following agreements with regard to the South Fork Wind (SFW), LLC’s wind farm project.


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