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Pete Topping Executive Director & Baykeeper using the "chronolog" to capture images of the bay.
Peter Topping – Peconic Baykeeper: Executive Director & Baykeeper using the “chronolog” Hampton Bays, New York- The Hampton Bays based not-for-profit environmental advocate Peconic Baykeeper, with grant support from the Peconic Estuary Partnership is proud to announce the launch of Project R.I.S.E. (Recording Inundation Surrounding the Estuary), an innovative community science and outreach initiative aimed at engaging the East End community in documenting coastal changes surrounding the Peconic Estuary. To date, Peconic Baykeeper has worked with nine different site partners for this project which will use a community science platform called “chronolog” to capture images from each site over an
A map highlighting the Shellfish closures per the New York State DEC in the Town of East Hampton.
Please be advised, due to the extremely heavy rainfall, extraordinary amounts of stormwater runoff and the localized flooding associated with the rainfall event of May 15, 2024 through May 16, 2024, all of the area of Northwest Harbor lying southeasterly of a line extending northerly from Barcelona Point to Cedar Point, Three Mile Harbor, Hog Creek and Accabonac Harbor, including all of their tributaries are CLOSED to shellfishing per the DEC until further notice. You may check the DEC website or return to this website for further developing information. CLOSURE ORDER 05-16-2024 SIGNEDDownload
EH Litter Action Committee at Lazy Pt for a beach and road clean up- May 11, 2024
On May 11th at 9AM, the members of the Lazy Point Association gathered at the boat launch to help pick up litter on the beaches and roads in their community. The Town of East Hampton Litter Action Committee organized a month-long effort entitled “No-Fling Spring” at various locations designated for litter clean-ups that began on April 20th and will continue through May 18th. Location: Literally at Lazy Point, Amagansett. L-R Susan McGraw-Keber, Lazy Point Association President George Eldi, Jr., Suffolk County Legislator Ann Welker, George Eldi, Sr., Susan George, and East Hampton Town Trustee Celia Josephson. Photo Durell Godfrey Lazy
Horseshoe female & male
A tagged horseshoe crab was discovered at Flying Point in Southampton by photographer and resident Danny Sit at the end of April this year. The photo was sent to Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s Matt Sclafani, Marine Educator. Jennifer Lander of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and a biologist with the Marine Invertebrates, Salvage, and Cartilaginous (MISC) Unit wrote: “It’s exciting to see the first recapture of the season! From our database, tag ID 476140 was tagged 5/28/2022 at Pikes Beach. Also, at the time of the tagging the HSC had 26-50% shell coverage.” The Trustees volunteer to
PRFCT EARTH PRJCT Lawn Chemicals Harm Pets
In addition to helping your pets avoid these issues including the possibility of cancer, chemicals on your property end up in your well water! Let your lawn be a pollinator for bees – dandelions, clover, moss, and native plantings are all beneficial for birds and pollinators! From PRFCT EARTH PRJCT – helpful tips for creating a healthy lawn- PRFCT Lawn basics
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The following Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton. Resolution #2024-32 Adopted on April 22, 2024. Photo: Photo: Pangea Shellfish Company RESOLUTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Tom House – 631-537-6646 –    Third Annual Hamptons Pride Parade, Saturday, June 1, 2024 April 2024 You are cordially invited to make history again in East Hampton Village’s Third Annual Hamptons Pride Parade on Saturday, June 1st. Following the last two years’ inaugural, runaway successes, Mayor Jerry Larsen has asked local nonprofit, Hamptons Pride, to continue to organize the parade, and the East Hampton Village Police to again expertly direct it. Lineup starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street near Pondview Lane and Guild Hall, and the parade kicks off at noon. Registered participants will march east on
Last week the Town of East Hampton’s Natural Resources department began the installation of cordoning off areas that are known to be the sites of where Piping Plovers, an endangered species of birds, are laying their eggs. Please be aware of the protected Piping Plover nesting locations. Don’t disturb these areas and if you bring your dog to the beach, remember to keep “Fido” away as well! Here is last year’s report from the Town of East Hampton: Endangered Species Management Program (pdf)
EHSEEDS Oyster Tasting and Rating Event May 11 2024 poster
EHHS Science Research Symposium banner
April 11, 2024 EHHS Senior Lola Garneau and her parents Courtney and EH Trustee Tim Garneau Photo Susan McGraw-Keber The Science Research program is a three-year program where students partake in a rigorous, applied science research experience. Science research is demanding, and for that reason,self-motivation and a high work ethic are vital to success. One of our goals for this program is to help each Science student fuel their interests in the sciences by facilitating authentic science research while sharing our own past research experiences. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of research methodology in the
NO-FLING SPRING EVENTS         Please Join Us Litter Pickup Dates April 20 – 9:00 East Hampton/Sag Harbor CAC  Meet at the Senior Center Parking lot on Springs Fireplace Road. April 20 – 10:00 AM  Springs CAC Springs Fireplace Road. Meet at Ashawagh Hall. April 20 – 10:00 AM  East Hampton Litter Action CommitteeMeet at Ashawagh Hall. April 20 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Barnes Landing Association Meet at the Barnes Landing Bay Beach Parking Lot at the end of Barnes Hole Road. April 20 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CCOM (Rain Date; Sunday, April 21 at
The Story of Plastic film poster
“The Story of Plastic” A film by Deia Schlosberg – An award winning documentary- Sponsored by Accabonac Protection Committee (APC) and Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) Register in advance- See below for details. WHENThursday, May 9, 2024, 6 – 7:30pmWHEREEast Hampton Library159 Main StEast Hampton, NY 11937ROOMBaldwin Family Lecture RoomAGE RANGEAllEVENT TYPEEvents, Informational, MoviesCONTACTEast Hampton LibraryEMAILreference@easthamptonlibrary.orgPHONE6313240222DETAILSJoin us for a screening of “The Story of Plastic” In conjunction with the Concerned Citizens of Montauk & the Accabonac Protection Committee“The Story of Plastic is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other

Statement from Orsted Regarding Mooring System in Use

“As part of the fish monitoring study outlined in the SFW Fisheries Study Work Plan, the Stony Brook University team is conducting a regular visit to the sensor array off Wainscott today to collect data from sensors, replace batteries, and deploy new retrievable moorings alongside the previous moorings. As the Stony Brook team is deploying new moorings alongside the existing moorings there’s no change to the mariners briefing, our standard method for updating mariners on the presence of equipment in navigational waters. Members of the fisheries outreach team, in collaboration with the research team, have worked with the fishing community to select an alternative mooring, one that is smaller, lightweight and retrievable, and is more compatible with commercial fishing in response to the feedback we’ve received from the community on original deployment of cement moorings.”

Images of the mooring system and a diagram are shown below.

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