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SoMAS Southampton Lecture Series presents: Join In-Person in the Duke Lecture Hall on the Southampton Campus .google-maps { position: relative; padding-bottom: 75%; // This is the aspect ratio height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .google-maps iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100% !important; height: 100% !important; } On Long Island, our sole-source aquifer is our drinking water supply and is the primary source of freshwater, nitrogen, and other contaminants to coastal ecosystems. Recent trends in the quality of both groundwater and surface waters on Long Island have been worrisome. Emerging contaminants such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane have contaminated
SFWF "Living Stone" and second vessel
The Cable is Ashore in Wainscott SFWF “Living Stone” and the second vessel laying the cable from the ocean to Wainscott beach landing – Completed in 24 hours. Photo Susan McGraw-Keber As of today, Friday, March 24th, the two-day project of laying the cable from the ocean waters to the Wainscott beach landing has been completed. While the vessels have departed, work at the landfall site will continue through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday (7AM – 7PM), to allow for the completion of cable installation activities within the onshore work zone. The work will be performed pursuant to Article VII
SAV under way and taking readings
Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University – School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences HYCAT – Autonomous surface vehicle for the monitoring of Accabonac, Napeague, and Three Mile Harbors for the first time this past summer. Dr. Christopher Gobler of Gobler Laboratories presented his tenth annual water quality report of 2022 to the Trustees at our March 13th meeting. In general, the results were basically good with the expected harmful algal blooms and pathogens present due to warmer water temperatures attributable to climate change impacts. Dr. Gobler’s report can be seen in its entirety in the video tape of our
St. Patrick's Day photo of shamrocks
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Allison McGovern
Event: Saturday, April 1st, 1pmat Calvary Baptist Church 60 Spinner Lane, East Hampton Allison McGovern, Ph.D Allison McGovern, Ph.D Dr. Allison McGovern will present her ongoing research on the origins of the Freetown neighborhood and its evolution into the late twentieth century Dr. McGovern is an anthropological archaeologist in the greater New York City area whose work integrates archaeology with historical research methods, public engagement, planning, and historic preservation advocacy. She is a professional archaeologist with Richard Grubb and Associates and a Lecturer in Anthropology at Columbia University. Dr. McGovern’s research in the Long Island area highlights the experiences of
South Fork Wind Farm map of construction
Construction Updates Weekly Status Report for the week of March 13, 2023 report Showing construction progress for the onshore cable route. Purple areas are where there is active construction taking place, and green areas are where construction has been completed. Google Maps
Pine tree in Northwest East Hampton
Southern Pine Beetle Infestation Walk with the Town of East Hampton’s Land Management Staff: This program is for adults, teens, and children ages 9 and older. Walk Leader: Andrew Gaites, Principal Environmental Analyst, Town of East Hampton Land Acquisition & Management Photo Susan McGraw-Keber Join East Hampton Town’s Land Management staff this short 1.25-mile walk to learn about the southern pine beetle infestation in our area.  The group will trek along some low traffic residential streets and on County and Town preserved lands to view some of the effects of early suppression efforts in East Hampton which started in 2017. 
Rethinking Food Waste Photo Courtesy of Eating Well
Photo Courtesy of Eating Well Join for an inspiring webinar! Thursday, March 23 at 7 PMLearn from activists on the East EndRethinking Food Waste:Engaging Our Community in the Many Ways & Whys to Compost Sag Harbor resident Kate Plumb will make the case for community composting outlining a 10 family pilot that can be replicated in other towns.  Mary Morgan, of Orient on the North Fork, will describe the many programs being piloted to divert food from the landfill and repurpose into compost.  She will describe a possible East End wide-initiative where households pilot the use of a countertop composter to make
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt - March 7 2023 Full Worm Moon Hike
Full Worm Moon Hike , Tuesday, March 7th – 6:30PM – 7:30PM
South Fork Wind Farm Vessels in Wainscott March 2023
Off the coast of Beach Lane in Wainscott – South Fork Wind Farm project is underway to bring the cable to shore. Photo Susan McGraw-Keber Cable pull-in activities are anticipated to begin Tuesday, March 7 and continue through Friday, March 10. Please note that once started this work must be continuous until completion and will be performed pursuant to Article VII Certificate Condition 75. PHOTO: The large green vessel which is positioned behind the lift boat is the Livingstone, which is the cable-laying vessel. The lift boat in the foreground is the RAM XV, which facilitates the preparation works for
Shinnecock Kelp Farmers
Photo courtesy of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers The Shinnecock Kelp Farmers is the first all-female multi-generational Indigenous-owned and operated kelp farm on the East Coast. The Nature Conservancy recently awarded the kelp farm $75,000 to assist in the company’s efforts to capture carbon and reduce nitrogen pollution that has plagued Shinnecock Bay due to aging septic systems and fertilizer run-off. Patch article : Lisa Finn
Bay Point Oyster Co. fishermen in NH
Oyster farmer Tim Henry (right) (Bay Point Oyster Company) and his employee Ken Smaldone haul an oyster cage onto their pontoon boat at their farm in Little Bay in Durham, New Hampshire. Photo Jerry & Marcy Monkman EcoPhotography There’s a new initiative that could help growers, the ecosystem, and coastal communities—it’s called “SOAR”. During 2020, business has been hard on shellfish farmers, with sales to restaurants way down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That has left many farmers holding oysters even as they grew beyond the ideal size for the half-shell market, and has created a major dilemma over what

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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