January 2021 | Renewable Energy and the South Fork Wind Farm (recorded meeting will be posted soon)
On January 14th, Laura Tooman, CCOM’s President was joined by Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy LI Executive Director and Julie Tighe, NY League of Conservation Voters President to discuss The South Fork Wind Farm and our role in helping achieve New York State’s renewable energy goals.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. (59 min.)
December 2020 | Coastal Resiliency and the Future of Montauk’s Beaches
On December 16th, Laura Tooman, CCOM’s President and CARP Committee member was joined by Aram Terchunian, Environmental Consulting Engineer and Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town Supervisor to discuss Montauk’s coastal resiliency and the future of our beaches.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. (63 min.)
November 2020 | Toxic Algae in Our Ponds | Dr. Chris Gobler | Stony Brook Southampton
On November 12th we were joined by Dr. Chris Gobler for the third installment of our monthly webinar series. CCOM just completed our third season in partnership with the Gobler Laboratory to monitor Montauk’s Fort Pond and Big Reed Pond for toxic blue-green algae. Dr. Gobler discussed the results of our sampling so far in this engaging presentation about the risks and causes of these harmful algal blooms and, more importantly, what we can all do to help limit them. Participants asked some excellent questions at the end.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. (72 min.)
October 2020 | Toxin Free Landscaping | Edwina von Gal | Perfect Earth Project
On October 7th we held our second monthly webinar. Edwina von Gal of The Perfect Earth Project discussed the detrimental effects of using pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer on your lawns and the importance of creating living landscapes that support the creatures with whom we share our planet. Watch through to the end for some fall tips that can save you money as you plan for the spring.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. (60 Minutes)
September 2020 | USGS Lake Montauk Water Quality Study
On September 10th we kicked off our new monthly webinar series with a presentation by US Geological Survey scientists discussing preliminary results from their regional “microbial source tracking” study, which included Lake Montauk thanks to CCOM’s advocacy and funding, with additional support from Long Island Community Foundation and the Town of East Hampton.
CLICK HERE to view the recorded webinar. (55 minutes)