Downtown Montauk Needs Sand NOW
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It has come to our attention that despite many years of planning, the promised replenishment of Montauk's downtown beaches as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) plan will potentially be delayed by 2 years, leaving the downtown area unprotected against the impacts of climate change and sea level rise.
The recent construction proposal from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to delay the pumping of 450,000 cubic yards of ocean dredged sand on 6,000 feet of downtown beach in Montauk in late 2021 to 2023 is unacceptable because it is not what we had been promised. Without this sand, which is part of a long-term comprehensive plan to protect the downtown area, our beaches and community remain incredibly vulnerable.
Extreme coastal erosion is a very real and serious threat that is happening now. The beaches and dunes serve as a buffer for downtown Montauk, and replenishing them with pumped sand will buy us much-needed time as we continue working on a long-term solution. We will begin to lose options for our community's future if we lose our beaches. We need sand now to protect us.
We are encouraging our supporters to sign our petition requesting that the ACOE ensure that our beaches are replenished in 2021 to protect our community and environment from the impacts of climate change. ACOE should deliver what they promised, when they promised it.
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