Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
The plan for the next decade.
It has been more than 15 years since the Peconic Estuary Partnership first released our plan to protect and restore the Peconic Estuary (see here for the CCMP 2001). Much has changed since the first plan was written and therefore an updated long-term plan is necessary to continue to effectively improve the health of the estuary.
In fall 2020 the PEP released our revised blueprint for protecting and restoring the Peconic Bays, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). See the PEP CCMP2020 page for more detail.
Improving water quality in the Peconic Estuary is a complex issue and requires the cooperation and coordination of multiple groups. In 2018 we set out on a journey of updating the CCMP with the inclusion of our Management Conference, our local officials, scientific partners, and our community members. Through the years, we have gained a greater understanding of the issues facing the Peconic Watershed. The new CCMP (2020) lays out a roadmap for protecting and restoring the Peconic Estuary and its watershed and will carry us forward through the next ten years.
The most effective CCMP is one that is a true representation of the East End population’s interests and voice.
Please click here to view the Proposed Schedule for the CCMP Revision Process.
Please click here for the National Estuary Program CCMP Revision and Update Guidelines.
CCMP Public Meetings- Phase I
PEP held multiple public meetings to get your feedback on the CCMP Revision in the end of May 2018. Below are the written public comments we received at the public meetings:
CCMP Workshop Meetings
PEP hosted four CCMP Workshop Meetings throughout November 2018, December 2018, January 2019 and February 2019 to gain specific feedback on the Draft CCMP Outline and Water Quality, Habitat and Living Resources, Climate Change and Resiliency, and Public Engagement and Stewardship Chapters. Feedback from those meetings was incorporated into the Draft CCMP.
CCMP Public Meetings- Phase II
PEP held public meetings to get your feedback on the Peconic Estuary Partnership Final Draft CCMP on October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2019. See here for the PEP’s CCMP Public Meeting presentation. Below are the written public comments we received at the public meetings.
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