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A scene from the 2021 clam contest Durell Godfrey
A scene from the 2021 clam contest Durell Godfrey Due to inclement weather expected for the entire weekend, the Trustees decided it best to postpone our 33rd annual Largest Clam Contest originally scheduled for September 24th – Sunday. The new date is: Date: October 8th – Sunday. Time: 12 Noon – 3PM. Location: The Amagansett Life-Saving Station Museum – Atlantic Avenue – Amagansett. IMPORTANT: Digging for clams begin September 30th through October 7th. Instructions, bags, and tags for each clam to be entered are located at the following stores. Drop your bagged and tagged clam here: The Seafood Shop –
Largest Clam Contest Postponed 2023
33rd Annual Largest Clam Contest poster
September 16th – 23rd is the week for digging for the LARGEST CLAM you can find to enter our contest! Bring your winning clam to participating shops on Saturday, September 23rd! Your clams will be picked up early AM by a Trustee on the 24th and brought to the event! Stuart’s Seafood Market – 41 Oak Lane -Amagansett Amagansett Seafood Store 517 Montauk Hwy – Amagansett (Next to IGA) Montauk Seafood Company 12 South Etna Avenue – Montauk The Seafood Shop 356 Montauk Hwy – Wainscott This year, when you purchase our new Trustee Chowder Mug, you’ll receive a mug
Lazy Point Association members for EH Litter Action Clean Up event September 16 2023
On Saturday, September 16th, the Lazy Point Association members and residents volunteered to participate in the Town of East Hampton Litter Action Committee’s town-wide clean-up of beaches and roads from Montauk to Wainscott. Trustee Susan McGraw-Keber and the residents of Lazy Point spent the morning working together to gather debris. After the summer season, we expected to find more garbage than normal, but were pleasantly surprised to find Lazy Point was fairly clean from debris! Let’s all help to keep our town beautiful…Please help keep the Town of East Hampton litter free and use garbage receptacles! Photo: Jaine Mehring of
Town of East Hampton Hall and pollinator garden
Seeding Three Mile Harbor with clams and oysters September 15 2023
The annual Fall seeding of Three Mile Harbor – 2,000 oysters and 240,000 clams, were scattered in the waters this past Friday! This year the students of Southold Junior and Senior High School joined us to help spread the seedlings grown at the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery located in Montauk and East Hampton. Director John “Barley” Dunne gave the students a lesson in oyster and clam characteristics and how they are grown in the hatchery. Barley invited the students to visit the Montauk location where the seeds are first grown. A fascinating tour; classes begin in the New Year if
Phil Karlin, a Riverhead fisherman who works Long Island Sound from Mattituck, checks a lobster pot that turned out to be empty. Credit: Newsday/Mark Harrington
Long Island Sound lobstermen have held out hope that waters from Northport to Mattituck might see a resurgence after a decadeslong decline. But the numbers aren’t materializing.  New York state reported record-low landings of lobsters in 2022, the first year in which the dwindling number of lobstermen reported a catch that fell under 100,000 pounds. The 82,987 pounds reported last year was a drop of 23,000 pounds from 2021, and continued a steady decline that has beset the fishery from a late 1990s die-off.  Al Schaffer, a longtime lobsterman who fishes out of Montauk, said he’s seen steady lobster fishing in the waters off Fishers Island
Warning sign advising of the East Hampton Town Ocean Beaches Closures to swimming due to dangerous surf conditions.
UPDATE: As of Saturday afternoon, September 16th, the East Hampton Ocean Rescue/ Life Guard Association has re-opened the beaches for swimming again as hurricane “Lee,” has passed the east end and is now located on Cape Cod, headed to Maine and Nova Scotia. Caution is still advised, and no one should swim alone. Lifeguards were at Atlantic Avenue, Main Beach, and Georgica beaches today. Be advised, all Town of East Hampton OCEAN BEACHES are hereby CLOSED to swimming due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents. John Ryan Jr., Chief of East Hampton’s Lifeguards has cautioned that Thursday’s surf
The freshwater wetlands are those that are currently regulated under the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act. Most of the freshwater sites are no longer regulated by the EPA. Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Credit: Map by Newsday/Arielle Martinez
The Main Pond at Hoyt Farm in Commack in September. A Supreme Court ruling in May means the Environmental Protection Agency will no longer regulate smaller bodies of water across the nation unless they have a direct connection to a larger, navigable one. Credit: Barry Sloan Small freshwater wetlands like this provide habitat for dozens of species, offer protection against flooding and help clean water that filters into underground aquifers such as on Long Island. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court declared they don’t merit protection under the federal Clean Water Act, which for the past 50 years has
Spotted Lanternfly Photo Andrew Gaites
Photo Andrew Gaites The spotted lanternfly, a pest now common in New York City, has made its way to the East End. On Tuesday, Andy Gaites, the principal environmental analyst in East Hampton Town’s Department of Land Acquisition and Management, found two on an ailanthus tree just south of Halsey’s Marina, in a preserve at 41 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. To read the article by Christopher Gangemi : EH STAR
English poster for the Town of East Hampton 375th Anniversary Parade
Town of East Hampton 375th Anniversary Parade
EHHS freshmen students flexing their muscles- beach cleanup crew strength in numbers!
Join the Town of East Hampton’s Litter CleanUp Day at one of these locations on September 16th! Reach out to the organizers via email to sign up! Our community members are all welcome! Trustee Susan McGraw-Keber will join the Lazy Point Association members at 9AM at the boat ramp to help pick up litter at the beaches and roadways!

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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