On September 12, 2015, members of the Montauk community joined in to clean up our beaches!
On March 11, 2015, CCOM hosted Ross School students for a half-day seminar on water quality.
CCOM's 2015 Great Montauk Cleanup was a success this year! We had beautiful weather and participants of all ages came out to show their love for this beautiful town. Thank you to all!
On June 13th, CCOM hosted its annual member appreciation event at Gurney's Inn. Around 100 members gathered for a lively discussion of environmental and planning issues facing Montauk: coastal resilience and policy, water quality, sustainable fisheries, and ensuring environmentally appropriate development.
On June 14th, CCOM hosted a "Seaweed Scavenge", led by marine botanist Dr. Larry Liddle at Montauk Point.
On Tuesday May 27th Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) hosted US Senator Charles Schumer to its annual environmental event “Sustainable Shores and Seas” at the Danese/Corey Gallery in New York city. More than 70 guests had the opportunity to hear the Senator’s commitment to addressing the environmental challenges facing Montauk and the East End.
CCOM's 43rd Annual Meeting: Beaches or Boulders welcomes two renowned coastal scientists, Dr.'s Orrin Pilkey and Steven Leatherman. Photos by: Ric Kallaher and John Chimples
Montauk School 8th graders created original works of art on display indefinitely at the Montauk Recycling Center. This project was conceived by CCOM and materials were donated by both CCOM and Riverhead Building Supply. Great work kids!
A fun day was had by all at this year's Field Day sponsored by Montauk Youth and CCOM! thanks for coming out! And a very special thanks to Principal Jack Perna for being such a great sport!
Many CCOM members joined us on June 14th at Inlet Seafood for an evening of cocktails and conversation for our 2nd Annual Membership Appreciation Event. Special thanks to Gary Kuehn for the photos.
Photos of the cleanup and the kids program at the Playhouse by P. Lowenstein; Photos from Fort Pond Native Plants and Big Reed Pond Student intern Led walk bu G. Kuehn,
Pictures from Dr. Larry Liddle's Seaweed Mounting Demontration on April 6, 2013
This past weekend's walk was a success led skillfully by Vicki Bustamante speaking about indigenous tree species
Check out pictures taken by our volunteer Chelsea Leber from Sunday's Point Woods Hike.
Some images of the destruction Sandy left in her wake.
CCOM's 42nd Annual Meet the Candidates forum had a respectful turnout of about 65 attendees despite the looming of Hurricane Sandy. Special thanks to Kenneth P. LaValle, Randy Altschuler and Bridget Fleming.
CCOM was a sponsor of an 850-mile bike and kayak race in August that raised public awareness to support the creation of a Clean Ocean Zone from Cape May, NJ to Montauk, one of the most biodiverse regions in the Atlantic Ocean.
Everyone of all ages had a wonderful Field Day this year. All photographs were taken by CCOM Member Kyra Bromley.
This year's topic of discussion, 'Tickborne Disease, Your Health and the Environment', was a great success. Thanks to all who helped bring it together and to everyone who attended!
Many members and others interested in learning more about CCOM's initiatives joined us at Gosman's on June 21 for an evening of cocktails and conversation.
CCOM marched in Montauk's Memorial Day parade in thanks for those who've served our country.
CCOM and Third House Nature Center hosted a “Seaweed Scavenge” led by seaweed biology expert, Dr. Larry Liddle, along the beaches of Montauk Point.
Seven East Hampton High School students were selected to participate in CCOM's Internship program. On March 31, they trained with National Park Service Rangers and head into Camp Hero and Theodore Roosevelt parks with Jim Zajac of East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, Frank Quevedo of the SoFo Natural History Museum and CCOM' s Jeremy Samuelson and Ed Proco.
About 25 appeared out of the early evening gloom - people, not woodcocks, that is. Ed Yohan of Third House Nature Center gave the group background on the small elusive birds, imitating their calls. Although one or two birds did fly into the sky in the clearing near Camp Hero, few were able to spot the male woodcock's unusual mating dance. But, that's birding . . .
We launched our series of community nature programs with Third House Nature Center on a very cold, snowy Feb. 11, 2012. Though the weather didn't cooperate, the birds did! We saw gannets, red-throated loons, scoters, common eiders, a single grebe, a few mergansers and a common loon!
We got to know The American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group that promotes marine life study and protects the coast, when they led a walk on January 8.
Do you have a favorite photo of Montauk? Did you catch a perfect sunrise? Did a fox cross your path? Did you take great pictures of one of your hikes? Send your photos of Montauk to email@example.com and we'll publish them here.
Everyone's excited about the new Amsterdam Beach trails. The hike is approximately one mile from the parking area to bluffs and then you can walk along the beach.
CCOM Board Member Ed Porco lead a walk in Shadmoor State Park on Oct. 22, honoring and remembering Carol Morrison, a long-time Montauk resident, past CCOM president and champion of open space preservation and the environment.
Photos from CCOM's 41st Annual Meet the Candidates Event on Oct. 23.
A great time was had by all (big and small) at CCOM-sponsored Field Day on Oct. 2!
From the archives!
at the Stephen Talkhouse