Above: Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), a native spring flowering wildflower, photographed by Len Green on his rewilded property.
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Climate Local Now | Spring: Nature is Speaking

Above: Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), a native spring flowering wildflower, photographed by Len Green on his rewilded property. by Leonard Green May is migration heaven, all the birds singing. On my way down to the beach this morning, the air is thick with song: orioles, cardinals, chickadees, wrens. Closer to Gardiner’s Bay the trilling of prairie warblers, the buzzy notes of red winged blackbirds.  Then the leaf blower starts. And won’t
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CCOM To Host Discussion on ‘Coastal Resiliency and the Future of Our Town’

Pictured Above: Low lying areas of East Hampton Town, including in Downtown Montauk, were inundated with water during three coastal storms this past winter. |. East Hampton Town photo, via Facebook Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) is hosting a community discussion on "Coastal Resiliency and the Future of Our Town" this Sunday, June 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The seating at the library has been
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Students Explore Sandy’s Lessons for Sag Harbor’s Soggy Future

Hurricane Sandy was a formative experience for many young people on the East End who experienced the floodwaters inundating the shoreline at a time when they might not have had the vocabulary to fully process what was happening. Over the past several months, 21 teenagers from five high schools on the South Fork with the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council have been exploring the impact Sandy had on downtown Sag
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Climate Local Now: A Guide to Succession Planting in Your Garden

by Cristina Cosentino This month marks the start of gardening season on the East End. Every year is a chance to start over. Gardens are forgiving in that way, and they teach patience. We have to wait a whole year before we can try something different. Now is the time to plan improvements for this year. Planting in succession is one way to make the most out of your garden.
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Climate Local Now | Of Mice and Men: Befriending Nature’s Balance

Pictured Above: Stone walls were once prime snake habitat on the East End, but few snakes have been seen here in recent years, leading to cascading consequences up and down the food chain. by Leonard Green When I was a boy, snakes were a common sight on the island: garter snakes, northern black racers, and milk snakes. Black racers are the largest snakes on Long Island. I know they are
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East Hampton to Draft All Electric Law

Pictured Above: Rewiring America (rewiringamerica.org) is filled with information about all electric houses. East Hampton Town, which is ever-seeking to be at the forefront of the green energy movement, is drafting a new Local Law that would require all electric heating and cooling systems in all new construction and substantial renovations (more than 50 percent) beginning Jan. 1 of 2025. The New York State Legislature passed the All-Electric Buildings Act
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Climate Local Now: Gray Cobblestone or Cheaper, Smarter, Greener

The gazebo at Reeves Beach in Riverhead after recent winter storms. |. Tom Shaffery photo by Mark Haubner and Mary Morgan What Are We Thinking? More like, How are we thinking? If you do a quick search of local news sources for ‘Reeves Park Beach Pavilion storm 2024’ you will see a resident’s pictures of what massive amounts of water do to our properties.  The pavilion was constructed at the bottom of
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Climate Local Now: Letter From Panama, Lessons for the East End

by Leonard Green I’m in Panama, where it’s hot and dry. It’s the dry season this time of year, so that’s normal. The enormous queue of ships backed up waiting to enter the canal, however, is not normal. There’s just not enough lake-fed water in the canal for normal operations. There was a 27 percent drop in rainfall during last year’s rainy season. That has certainly contributed to the problem.
An aerial view of the sandbagged beach in downtown Montauk after the recent storms |. East Hampton Town photo
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East Hampton Ready to Put All Its Coastal Resilience Options on the Table

Pictured Above: An aerial view of the sandbagged beach in downtown Montauk after the recent storms |. East Hampton Town photo East Hampton Town is requesting an amendment to the Army Corps of Engineers project slated to begin in downtown Montauk this winter to incorporate damage to its sandbagged beach there during three recent storms, as New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced this week that she is authorizing $3 million
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Flooding Prompts New Urgency for East Hampton’s Coastal Resilience

Pictured Above: Low lying areas of East Hampton Town were inundated with water during three recent coastal storms. |. East Hampton Town photo, via Facebook The Town of East Hampton has been planning for more than a decade for how to weather the impact of sea level rise along its coastline, but this winter's flooding has the town realizing that the time has really come to put those plans into
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Southold Begins Mapping Flood Areas

Pictured Above: Shipyard Lane in East Marion during the flooding on January 10. | Daniel Maul photo As the East End faced a one-two punch of coastal flooding overnight Tuesday, Jan. 9 into Wednesday, Jan. 10 and again on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 13, Southold Town staff began work on a new project to map areas of frequent flooding in anticipation of a new Coastal Resiliency Action Plan getting