Where We Stand

 

 

Protection of the Atlantic Double Dunes

December 31, 2012

 

The East Hampton Conservators have always supported the protection of the Atlantic Double Dunes. They are a unique feature and habitat that require the most protection necessary for preservation. The Double Dunes contribute significantly to East Hampton's sense of place, distinct character and history.

Any attempt to minimize the significance of the Double Dunes, their varied habitats, ancient soil distribution and topography must be vigorously fought. They are irreplaceable.

The East Hampton Conservators join the Nature Conservancy and the East Hampton Trustees in opposing the application before the Village of East Hampton's Zoning Board concerning the building of a pool and deck at 38 Two Mile Hollow Rd. Alternatives must be considered to negate any impact on the Atlantic Double Dunes.

 

We also recently submitted the letter below to the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals. It expresses our dismay at and opposition to a request for a variance from another property owner on the Atlantic Double Dunes, who wishes to maintain there a hardened structure he built in defiance of East Hampton Town Code.

We salute the ZBA for its decision on December 11, 2012, to deny the request for an after-the-fact permit.

 

The Atlantic Double Dunes are unique to East Hampton, at least a thousand years old according to many estimates, home to a special ecosystem of vegetation and animals, and a natural barrier against wholesale destruction from hurricanes. A special natural resources permit from the ZBA is required prior to any work that disturbs the fragile dunes, a regulation which in this case was ignored.

Preserving and protecting the integrity of the Atlantic Double Dunes is critical for our environment and our safety.

 

November 12, 2012 EHC Letter

 

 

 

 

back to top       << previous article             next article >>

 

Join the East Hampton Conservators
index

 

Click title to read article.

 

Why We Need YOUR Help in 2015
posted January 2015

 

2014 Conservator Ads
posted January 2015

 

Zoning Controversy: A Letter to the East Hampton Town Board, December 9, 2013
posted December 2013

 

2013 Conservator Ads
posted March 2013

 

2012 Conservator Ads
posted December 2012

 

Protection of the Atlantic Double Dunes
posted December 2012

 

East Hampton Airport
posted November 2011

 

The Team to Unite East Hampton
posted November 2011

 

Save East Hampton
posted November 2011

 

East Hampton for Sale
posted October 2011

 

Protect Our Beaches
posted August 2011

 

Support Your Right to Beach Access
posted June 2011

 

The Town Board Must Follow the Town's Laws and Planning Guidelines
posted March 2011

 

Structures on Farms need Planning Board Review
posted February 2011

 

EHC 2011 Agenda
posted January 2011

 

EHC endorses election of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
posted October 2010

 

EHC endorses re-election of Congressman Tim Bishop
posted October 2010

 

EHC Opposes Zoning Change for Oak View Highway Development Scheme
posted October 2010

 

EHC Opposes Sag Harbor Cottage Site Plan
posted September 2010

 

The Wilkinson Administration's Financial Plan: SELL EAST HAMPTON
posted June 2010

 

EH Conservators at Town Hall Meeting
posted June 2010

 

Tribute to Ed Gorman
posted April 2010

 

Ed Gorman 1917-2010
posted April 2010

 

Save the New Town Halll
posted April 2010

 

Letter: Save the New Town Halll
posted April 2010

 

An Open Letter to the New Town Board
posted January 2010

 

Letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals on
the Atlantic Double Dunes

posted January 2010

 

East Hampton Town Tax Rate
posted March 2009

 

Open Space Acquisitions Enhance East Hampton
posted March 2009

 

The Economic Value of Historic Preservation
posted March 2009

 

EHC Endorses re-election of Tim Bishop
posted October 2008

 

EHC Endorses re-election of Fred Thiele
posted October 2008

 

Legislation Alert
posted August 2008

 

Airport Noise
posted August 2008

 

Volunteer Emergency Workers
posted August 2008