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Climate Change Coastal Resilience East Hampton

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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Climate Change Coastal Resilience Government Southold

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
The 480-foot Great Lakes suction hopper dredge Ellis Island is expected to be moved to Montauk in the upcoming weeks.
Coastal Resilience East Hampton Montauk Top Stories

Montauk FIMP Beach Work Begins

Pictured Above: The 480-foot Great Lakes suction hopper dredge Ellis Island is expected to be moved to Montauk in the upcoming weeks. |. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. photo As the East End deals with round after round of coastal storms this January, crews are beginning to stage equipment for a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers dredging project to pump 450,000 cubic yards of sand onto Montauk's downtown beaches. The $11.25
Coastal Resilience Southold

Southold To Embark on Coastal Resiliency Plan

Pictured Above: Hashamomuck Cove as seen from the end of Soundview Avenue after a storm in the winter of 2018. Southold Town is embarking this coming year on a Coastal Resiliency Preparedness Action Plan, after former Town Supervisor Scott Russell included $100,000 to start work on the plan in his 2024 budget adopted this fall. The town, at the far easternmost reach of the North Fork, has a lot of
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Coastal Resilience Environment Renewable Energy Top Stories

Our Electric Future

From efforts afoot in Southampton Town to enable residents to choose renewable energy when paying their electric bills and join a new community solar program, to a push in East Hampton to require new homes be all electric to changes on the horizon with LIPA’s operating structure to a just-inked agreement allowing Greenport’s municipal electric service to pay back homeowners for the electricity their solar panels contribute to the grid,
Coastal Resilience Government

Federal Montauk Beach Refurbishment Expected This Winter

Pictured Above: The beach in downtown Montauk is currently shored up by sandbag "geotubes" covered in sand installed during a prior Army Corps project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected a contractor to refurbish the beach in downtown Montauk this winter as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point Project, East Hampton Town announced on Tuesday. The $11.2 million, sand-only beach refurbishment, which is slated to be
On Kirk Park Beach in Montauk Saturday morning.
Climate Change Coastal Resilience Environment

Army Corps’ Fire Island To Montauk Point Project Kicks Off

Pictured Above: At the site of an early authorized FIMP project at Kirk Park Beach in Montauk in 2015. Leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District gathered at the Fire Island Lighthouse on Dec. 17 for an official ceremony kicking off construction on the $1.7 billion Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) coastal-storm risk-management project, which has been in the works for several decades. The project
Climate Change Coastal Resilience Environment

Drawdown East End’s February Focus

Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library is teaming up this month with Drawdown East End for a series of online forums on “Drawdown the Future: A Conversation for our Changing Times.” Drawdown East End is a community group looking to implement the strategies of “Project Drawdown,” a comprehensive series of personal, collective, civic, business and government actions that will remove carbon from the atmosphere and prevent catastrophic climate change.  “What are your
Dawn at the Montauk light.
Coastal Resilience Montauk Top Stories

Montauk Lighthouse to be Shored Up Beginning This Spring

A new, two-year project to safeguard the Montauk Lighthouse from erosion is slated to begin this spring, after the federal and state government awarded a $30.7 million contract for the project this week. H&L Contracting of Bay Shore will be performing the work contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which consists of removing and reusing existing five- and 10-ton armor stones, placement of new 10- and 15-ton armor
A dredge contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked on the West of Shinnecock Inlet project in late February.
Coastal Resilience Government

2021 Spending Plan Includes Army Corps Projects for East End Shoreline

Pictured Above: A dredge contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked on the West of Shinnecock Inlet project in late February. Editor's Note, Dec. 25: President Donald Trump has threatened to veto and has not yet signed this bill, though he had been expected to sign the bill when this article was published Dec. 22. Original Story Follows: The 2021 federal spending bill authorized by Congress Monday night
Coastal Resilience Environment

Tropical Storm Fay Eyes Long Island Friday

Editor's Note: This post will be updated throughout the day Friday. Check back here for further details, or follow us on Twitter. Update 6:30 p.m. July 10: Tropical Storm Fay had made landfall just north-northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. briefing, with maximum sustained winds about 50 miles per hour, a decrease from this afternoon. Fay is expected to weaken further as