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CCOM “Save the Lake, Save The Pond” Presentation at SoFo
November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Both Lake Montauk and Fort Pond have been listed as impaired by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with portions of both closed to swimming, recreation, and shell fishing because of harmful algal blooms and pathogen contamination. It could happen to a lake or pond near you. Learn what to do about it from an environmental leader on the forefront of finding solutions to this devastating situation.
The Concerned Citizens of Montauk’s ‘Save the Lake Save the Pond’ Program: Adults/Teens
Program Presenter: Jeremy Samuelson, President, Concerned Citizens of Montauk
The Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) strive to preserve and protect the unique environment and ecology of Montauk through education, advocacy, and grassroots citizen action. Water is the lifeblood of Montauk and all of Eastern Long Island. It defines who we are as a community. ‘Save the Lake Save the Pond’ is a step-by-step program that brings together residential and commercial property owners and the Town of East Hampton to clean up Lake Montauk and Fort Pond. This consortium program is designed to specifically reduce or eliminate nitrogen, the most serious threat to the water. Regardless of where you live, it’s only a matter of time before pollution from your property enters the waters around us. Actions save money over time, increase property value, reduce public health risks, and clean the water. It’s a win-win for all. Ensuring clean waterways are as simple as upgrading your septic system, filtering storm water, and making sure to use only toxin free materials on your lawn.
Come find out what the CCOM has been doing in Montauk and find out what you can do to help your community no matter where you live!
Advance reservations are required for all SoFo events, which are generally free for members, $7.50 for child non-members and $10 for adult non-members. Materials fees may apply. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: 631.537.9735.