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 filled to capacity, but there is still space to attend via Zoom webinar, and the meeting will be streamed live on LTV’s YouTube channel, where it can also be viewed after the fact.

The panel “includes coastal experts, community leaders, and elected officials and we are thrilled to help continue the community collaboration and proactive planning required to ensure Montauk’s coastal resiliency and sustainability for generations to come,” according to CCOM.

East Hampton Town, with the help of a $600,000 grant from New York State, is kicking off a project to begin the difficult work of building community consensus in Montauk around the best way to protect the hamlet from coastal vulnerability and support a resilient year-round community.

Panelists include Dr. Henry Bokuniewicz of Stony Brook University School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences; Montauk Chamber of Commerce President Leo Daunt; East Hampton Town Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Samantha Klein; Thad Pawlowski, Director of Columbia University’s Center for Resilient Cities & Landscapes; East Hampton Town Deputy Supervisor Cate Rogers and Suffolk County Legislator Ann Welker.

CCOM Vice President Andy Harris will moderate.

To attend via webinar, please CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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