CCOM in the News

November 21, 2013: EH Star Letter to the Editor: Coastal Policy in Seven Bullet Points

November 6, 2013:  EH Press Op-Ed: Beach Restoration: Getting It Right In Montauk

October 29, 3013: EH Press: Sharks Tagged Off Montauk Reveal Their Movements In Real Time

October 10, 2013: EH Star: Two Experts Urge Against Armoring

October 10, 2013: EH Star: All Eyes on Montauk Beach Reconstruction

October 10, 2013: Newsday: Students Beautify Montauk Recycling Center

October 10, 2013: The Independent: Sand, Or…Nothing?

October 8, 2013: East Hampton Press: Coastal Experts Offer Input On Protecting Montauk’s Beaches, Downtown

August 15, 2013: East Hampton Star: Off the Block, Fort Pond House Will be a Park

August 1, 2013: The Sag Harbor Express: A Conversation With Jeremy Samuelson

July 29, 2013: London Times: Shark Fishing in the Hamptons

July 26, 2013: The Atlantic: Letting Sharks Off the Hook

July 24, 2013: East Hampton Star: Down the Drain Along the Shore

July 23, 2013: New York Times: Rethinking Tournaments Where Sharks Always Lose

July 23, 2013: East Hampton Press: Environmental Groups Start Water Testing In Montauk, Post Results Online

July 21, 2013: Wall Street Journal: Plan for Offshore Gas Facility Spurs Fracking Debate

June 27, 2013: New York Times: Tensions Swelling as Beach Erodes

April 18, 2013: East Hampton Star: Coastal Living After Sandy 

April 18, 2013: East Hampton Star: A Call to Call In Coastal Experts 

September 19, 2012: East Hampton Press Editorial: Post it

May 22, 2012: East Hampton Press: Jeremy Samuelson Becomes First Executive Director of CCOM

April 24, 2012: East Hampton Press:Nature Notes: The Riches of Point Woods

Environmental Studies

September 10, 2013: Description of Flooding Risk Faced by Napeague Stretch Communities by Walter F. Bundy, Program Management & Mitigation Services and Former FEMA Official

October 7, 1997: Watershed and Aquatic Habitat Study and Enhancement Plan, Fort Pond, Montauk, East Hampton Town Natural Resource / Environmental Protection Department / Fort Pond Action Committee

March 25, 2013: Coastal Erosion and Solutions, A Primer, by Coastal Science & Engineering

March 6, 2013: Long Island’s Dynamic South Shore, by J.Tanski

Feb. 13, 2013: Shore Protection Analysis and Design for Ditch Plain – March 2002

Meeting Presentations

Sept 22, 2012: CCOM’s Annual Meeting: Dr. Burrascano’s presentation on Lyme and tickborne diseases here!

Media Interviews

October 4, 2013: WPPB Radio, ”Going Green with Bob Deluca: Rising Tides and Shrinking Shores”. Click here to listen.

August 5, 2013: NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports on Montauk Marine Basin’s catch-and-release shark tournament . Click here to watch.

July 29, 2013: Montauk Marine Basin’s Shark’s Eye Tournament on CBS News. Click here to watch.

July 23, 2013: Alec Baldwin promoting the Shark’s Eye tournament on WEHM – Montauk’s first ever, no-kill, satellite tag shark tournament. Click here to listen.

July 9, 2013: CCOM, numerous environmental organizations and residents attend a press conference to oppose a controversial plan to build a natural gas port off the South Shore. Click here to listen to WSHU’s audio clip.

Feb. 7, 2012: CCOM’s Jeremy Samuelson’s Interview with Bonnie Grice, on 88.3, WPPB Part I Part II

Press Releases

March 19, 2014: 2nd Annual Shark’s Eye Tournament Scheduled for July 11-13, 2014

October 13, 2013: CCOM’s 43rd Annual Meet the Candidates

October 5, 2013: CCOM’s Annual Meeting: Montauk’s Future Coastline

September 18, 2013: EH Environmental Coalition Press Conference and Candidate Survey

August 15, 2013: Fort Pond House Saved!

July 21, 2013: Environmental Groups Announce Water Testing in Montauk

July 9, 2013: Environmental Advocates Denounce Plan for Liquified Natural Gas Port

April 4, 2013: Coastal Resilience Seminar at Gurney’s Inn

January 28, 2013: CCOM’s 2013 Student Internship Program

October 28, 2012: CCOM’s 42nd Annual Meet the Candidates Forum

September 22, 2012: CCOM’s Annual Meeting: Tickborne Disease, Your Health & the Environment

May 22, 2012: Ocean Defenders Launch “Tour for the Shore” Campaign

May 18, 2012: Concerned Citizens of Montauk Hires Executive Director

February 6, 2012: CCOM and Third House Nature Center Offer Community Nature Programs

Jan. 27, 2012: CCOM Launches Bi-Lingual Trail Walk Program, National Park Service to Lead Student Workshop

Sept. 19, 2011: Announcing the Formation of the East Hampton Environmental Coalition

Sept. 19, 2011: Environmental Survey of East Hampton Town Board Candidates

Sept. 15, 2011: New Environmental Coalition Presses East Hampton Candidates on Environmental Positions

August 1, 2011: Expansion of Lake Montauk’s Largest Residential Dock Prompts Lawsuit

August 1, 2011: Procedural Maneuvers Rejected, Fort Pond House Park Case Closer to Trial

Books and Brochures

Holding Back the Tide: The Thirty-Five Year Struggle to Save Montauk. A History of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk

Concerned Citizens of Montauk was formed in 1970 to oppose developers’ attempts to build 1,400 houses near Big Reed Pond. Their eventual success resulted in the creation of Theodore Roosevelt County Park. From their the organization evolved into one New York State’s most effective environmental organizations. Over 40 years CCOM has been vital to seeing 70% of Montauk preserved in its natural state, stopped the federal government from dumping toxic waste in Long Island Sound, creating the Community Preservation Fund—which has raised more than half a billion dollars for drinking water protection and land preservation on Long Island—educating school children about the natural world and more. Today CCOM boasts more than 800 members. Holding Back the Tide tells how a group of concerned citizens came together to ensure their community remained a place worth living and an inspiration to others.

Keeping Montauk Montauk Since 1970
click here to see brochure

Financial Filings

Copies of CCOM’s financial reports are filed with the New York State Attorney General and are available by writing:

Office of the Attorney General Charities Bureau
Attn: FOIL Officer
120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
OR Concerned Citizens of Montauk
P.O. Box 915
Montauk, NY 11954



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