News & Events

International Water Safety Day Announcement
Hosted by the Amagansett Life -Saving and Coast Guard Station – The Amagansett Life Saving Station will host a water safety day in preparation for summer’s activities. A host of sponsors will be on hand to give expert advice on a variety of safety issues for everyone of all ages – There will be refreshments, prizes, and a lot of information for our community members! Saturday, May 20th – 11AM – 2PM at the Amagansett Life-Saving Station on Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. International Water Safety Day Announcement
Balloon Debris on the Beach
“NO SPRING FLING” is coming – You’re all invited! Earth Day – April 22nd – May 13th, 2023 (See the list of events at the end of this post.) The Town of East Hampton Litter Committee’s Dr. Christine Ganitsch presented a month-long project entitled “No Fling Spring” to the Trustees at our meeting of March 27th. Created to inspire and motivate residents to “ACTION”, the public is invited to engage in several planned events throughout the month all with a focus on keeping our coastal communities free of debris. “Changing behavior is the toughest part,” said Dr. Ganitsch. The primary
Piping Plover sign at Little Albert's
Piping Plover sign at Little Albert’s Photo Carissa Katz The East Hampton Department of Natural Resource’s Anna Soccorsi advised the town board that seasonal volunteers are being sought to monitor the various locations where piping plovers come to nest and lay their eggs. Conservation efforts by both the town department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation collaborate their efforts each season to help foster a healthy population of the shorebirds. The goal is to be able to remove the plovers from the Endangered Species Act. To volunteer please get in touch with Ms.
NAPEAGUE HARBOR
At our last Trustees meeting on March 27th, we voted unanimously to retain Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, to collect data as we have been, since 2013. Each year, the Trustees subcomittee meets with Dr. Gobler to review the previous year’s report to ascertain how to proceed going forward. This year, the study will include a fine-scale water quality analysis in Napeague Harbor and sediment survey. Additionally, this year will include a review of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fecal coliform data to compare it with the Gobler Laboratory collected
Montauk Friends of Erin Parade March 26 2023
March 26th, 2023 Celebrating with East Hampton Town Trustee’s Deputy Clerk and this year’s Grand Marshal of the parade, Jim Grimes! Grand Marshal Jim Grimes- and our Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk Bill Taylor, Clerk Francis Bock, & Deputy Clerk and Grand Marshal Jim Grimes The East Hampton Town Trustees Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and the EH Trustees Montauk Friends of Erin Parade police Eastern Long Island Police Pipes & Drums Montauk Friends of Erin Montauk Friends of Erin spectators arrive! EH Town Trustee attorney Chris Carillo and his baby daughter! Bag pipers Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Clerk of the Trustees
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
Clover. Texture.
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 changehampton.org 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

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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