• East End Arts wants artists to decorate the fire hydrants of downtown Riverhead. The arts organization is looking for proposals from artists to design 10 fire hydrants on Main Street between Maple Street and Griffing Avenue. The deadline for applications, which should contain a sketch of the design and a brief artist’s biography, is Sept. 8. The application is online here.
• Group for the East End and several other environmental organizations are pushing the state DEC to deny a permit for the expansion of the Sand Land sand mine on Middle Line Highway in Bridgehampton, which has come under fire recently from neighbors who are upset that the company’s storage of large quantities of mulch and compost in the sand pits might contaminate groundwater in a Special Groundwater Protection Area. The sand mine, on land that used to be owned by the Bridgehampton Raceway, has been in operation since 1963, when the surrounding residential neighborhood was zoned for industrial use.
• East End Climate Action Network (eeCAN) is hosting their first-ever Sustainability Fair on the grounds of Miss Amelia’s Cottage in Amagansett tomorrow, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to build awareness about sustainability, renewable energy and climate change resiliency. Activities will include environment-themed games for kids, small teach-in circles with sustainability experts, a showcase of local and national green businesses, music and earth-inspired artwork. More information is online here.
• The Southold Housing Advisory Commission is hosting a forum later this month for prospective volunteers who want to help Habitat for Humanity build a house on Greenway East in Orient. The meeting will be held Thurs., Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center.
• Southampton Town has released its design concept for Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays, which is available online here. The design includes an amphitheater, picnic area, playground and walking trails.
• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s events calendar.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.