There are many opportunities to participate with APC in our ongoing efforts to preserve and protect our beautiful Accabonac Creek. Here are some of the things we do:
- Meet regularly with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to lobby on behalf of Accabonac Harbor
- Appear at hearings and send letters in response to issues affecting Accabonac
- Assist efforts of the East Hampton Natural Resources Department to restore and maintain water quality in the Creek
- Oppose development that threatens water quality or habitats
- Conduct beach and road cleanups at Landing Lane, Louse Point and Gerard Point.
- Remove invasive plants from Louse Point and plant beach grass and other native species to help control coastal erosion.
- Educate residents and visitors to the Accabonac watershed, especially within the Harbor Protection Overlay District (HPOD), about their potential impacts on the Creek—both positive and negative.
- Support density reduction in Springs, including small lot acquisitions.
- Promote preservation and restoration of meadow, wetland and marine habitats.
- Inform residents of measures to reduce light pollution through Dark Sky education, legislation and enforcement.
- Oppose Suffolk County Vector Control use of pesticides and reopening of mosquito ditches in the wetlands.
- Participate in the Springs Improvement Society’s Fisherman’s Fair each August. Our booth provides fun and information for children and adults through wildlife games, unique maps and brochures.
- Hold an annual gathering in early September at a home on the Harbor, with informative speakers, Friend of the Creek awards and an update on the year’s activities, followed by fun and refreshments.
- Concerned Citizens of Montauk
- Dark Sky Society
- East Hampton Trails Preservation Society
- Group for the East End
- Long Island Clean Water Partnership
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Northwest Trail Alliance:
- Peconic Baykeeper
- Peconic Estuary Program
- Peconic Land Trust
- Perfect Earth Project
- Quiet Communities/Hamptons
- Suffolk County No Spray Law Registry
- The Nature Conservancy
- Town of East Hampton
Accabonac Protection Committee
P.O. Box 4058
East Hampton, NY 11937
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