Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

The CCMP Revision

Have your voice heard in PEP's Plan to protect the Peconic. Do you live, visit, work, or recreate around the Peconic Estuary? Help PEP take care of one of the "Last great places in the Western Hemisphere".

The PEP is currently revising our blueprint for protecting and preserving the Peconic Bays, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). Be a part of our program’s future!

It has been more than 15 years since the Peconic Estuary Program first released our plan to conserve and restore the Peconic Estuary. 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.

Improving water quality in the Peconic Estuary is a complex issue and requires the cooperation and coordination of multiple groups. We are calling upon our stakeholders including business owners, concerned citizens, local organizations, experts and government officials to participate in this process. We want to hear from you, what issues do you think are most important and which should be addressed in the new CCMP.

The most effective CCMP is one that is a true representation of the East End population’s interests and voice.

Peconic Estuary Program has started the 2nd phase of public input. The PEP Draft CCMP is now available for Public Review. CCMP Public Meetings were held October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th! See here for the PEP’s CCMP Public Meeting presentation.

Click here to review the Peconic Estuary Program DRAFT CCMP

Public comments are due November 15th, 2019

Email us today to submit your input!

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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 1

We 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:

Aquaculture Stakeholder Meeting-May 22nd, 2018- Public Comments
Farmer Representative Roundtable Meeting- May 22nd, 2018- Public Comments
North Fork Environmental Partners Meeting- May 23rd, 2018- Public Comments
South Fork Public Meeting- May 23rd, 2018- Public Comments
North Fork Public Meeting- May 24th, 2018- Public Comments
South Fork Environmental Partners Meeting- May 29th, 2018- Public Comments
Shelter Island Public Meeting- May 31st, 2018- Public Comments


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.

How can you be involved in the Peconic Estuary’s future?

Email us today to submit your input!


Attend a public meeting and provide your input on the PEP DRAFT CCMP!

Peconic Estuary Photos Needed!

  • PEP is looking for all of your Peconic Estuary photos to use in our revised CCMP document! Please submit any recreation, nature, habitat, scenic, pollution or environmental issue photos. In order to make sure we give the photographer credit, please submit your photo with the name of the person/ entity that you wish to give photo credit to in the file name. Thank you for participating in the creation of this document!
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