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A Long-Term Solution Is Needed For Quogue’s Beaches

The following editorial originally ran in The Southampton Press, Western edition, Page A11 of Thursday, August 6, 2015.

On Monday, August 10, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing in Quogue allowing local residents to air their views regarding the village’s permit application for a comprehensive $15 million beach nourishment project. (Click here to launch a pre-addressed email to the DEC, and let your voice be heard!) The application seeks approval to dredge 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from a “borrow area” located one mile offshore and place it, in various proportions, along the entire 2.7-mile Quogue beachfront. The stated purpose of the project is to replace the accumulated sand deficit, mitigate further erosion and maintain the integrity of the barrier island.

Not surprisingly, however, a thorough review of previously submitted written comments to the DEC indicates that the hearing will further highlight that opposition to this project is committed and widespread; in fact, if a voter referendum were held today it would probably be defeated by a substantial majority. Continue reading A Long-Term Solution Is Needed For Quogue’s Beaches

Important Public Hearing Set for 8/10 in Quogue

In response to the overwhelming number of concerns expressed by the Quogue community regarding a proposed dredging project for the Village, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct a public hearing on August 10 at 6pm, in the Quogue Village Hall court room.

A state-appointed judge will preside over the meeting, which presents an opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns in person. Public input will be critical in determining whether the application for the proposed $15 million project will be approved.

To read a summary of the concerns expressed, please click here. To read the public notice, click here.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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.