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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
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
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
Oyster Project boat in NY Harbor
A Billion Oyster Project boat in New York Harbor steered by staffer Marc Melendez prepares to plant some 5,000 oysters that will help restore the harbor’s ecosystem. Rebecca Resner (left), hatchery manager, and Danielle Bissett, director of restoration, will unload the oversized bivalves provided by Lucky 13 Oysters, a Long Island aquaculture farm and Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration beneficiary.Lexey Swall for The Pew Charitable Trusts When the COVID-19 outbreak shuttered restaurants throughout the country, commercial oyster growers saw their sales plummet. At the same time, the pandemic forced many organizations that were restoring native oyster reefs to suspend their
Y.M.C.A. RECenter pool
East Hampton’s Junior Lifeguard and Nipper Guard training and evaluation take place at the Y.M.C.A.’s RECenter’s pool. Photo by Carissa Katz of the EH Star East Hampton Town’s training for future lifeguards and for summertime participants in its Junior Lifeguard ocean readiness program will begin on March 5th in the pool at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter. The program is offered in two sessions: from 1 to 1:45 or from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. There is no cost, but trainees must sign up in advance on the Town’s website. Article: EH Star
SoMAS Lecture Series announcement
Stony Brook University – School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences On Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 PM, Brittney Scannell, Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University in the Peterson Community Ecology lab will present her lecture“One fish, two fish, blackfish and bluefish: A Tour of NY’s Artificial Reefs”.Sunken ships, railroad cars, armored tanks, and pieces of the Tapan Zee bridge. What do all these things have in common? They’ve all been used to build New York’s Artificial Reefs!
Long Pond Greenbelt Watermill New York photo
Photo courtesy of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
Jim Grimes Deputy Clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees
East Hampton Town Trustee Deputy Clerk Jim Grimes of Montauk The Montauk Friends of Erin Parade will take place on Sunday, March 26th! Leading the parade as the 61st Grand Marshal will be our own Deputy Clerk of the Trustees, Jim Grimes! “The @montaukfriendsoferin are thrilled to announce that Jim Grimes has agreed to do us the honor of leading this year’s Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade as our 61st Grand Marshal. Jim is a lifelong Montauk native, East Hampton Town Trustee, long-time member of the Montauk Fire Department, and a legacy Grand Marshal, as his father Vinnie Grimes held

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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