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Army Corps of Engineers Issues Public Notice to Quogue Village Residents

CCQ has obtained notice that a public comment period has been opened by the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the permit application for a dredging project in Quogue.

The Corps is soliciting public comments to consider and evaluate the impacts of the project and has stated that any person may request, in writing, that a public hearing be held to collect information necessary to consider the application.

The comment period expires on August 5th.

If you would like to submit a comment, please do so in writing and address to Naomi Handell, at naomi.j.handell@usace.army.mil by August 5th. Mailed letters may be sent to:

US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
New York, NY 10278

Please reference Public Notice Number NAN-2012-00011-EHA.

To read the public notice in its entirety, please click here.

For an in-depth and multi-faceted perspective on the proposed Quogue project (authored by Dr. Robert S. Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines), please click here.

Save the Structures, But Lose the Beach

In a recent article (click here to read), the East Hampton Star lambasted a highly contentious project planned by the Army Corps of Engineers to save ten beachfront properties in Montauk.

According to the article, the Corps is getting ready to install a 3,100-foot-long barrier of sand bags, which “would function as short-lived seawalls, resulting in the near-certain total loss of a passable beach.”

The $9 million project is a perfect example of the negative consequences we face when using engineering “solutions” to protect structures.

“The notion that someday money would be forthcoming to pump sand in from offshore is little more than fanciful thinking; it cannot be the cornerstone of real-world policy.”

Click here to read the entire article.

Barrier Islands Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

On September 29th, The New York Times published an article by Cornelia Dean, the Times science writer and author in residence at Brown University, who presented to the Quogue community this past August in Quogue Village Hall. Her presentation, “Navigating Troubled Waters”, was co-hosted by CCQ and the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.

An excerpt from the article is below (please click the below text to read in full)…

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Click here to read the entire article.