Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays
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 is currently in the 1st phase of public input.
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.
We held multiple public meetings to get your feedback on the CCMP Revision in the end of May. Below are the written public comments we received at the public meetings:
CCMP Workshop Meetings
PEP is now hosting four CCMP Workshop Meetings monthly throughout November, December, January and February 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.
This HABITAT AND LIVING RESOURCES CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 5: Healthy Ecosystem with Abundant, Diverse Wildlife .
This CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCY CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 7: Resilient Estuary Communities Prepared for Climate Change.
This PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 6: Well-informed, Active Stewards throughout the Local Community.
Email us today to submit your input!
Take our brief, ten-question survey. It gives us feedback from the public about what issues we should address in the next several years, and will only take you a few minutes.
Review the four priority issues that PEP has proposed to be included in the CCMP Revision and submit comments below.
On the left are the 2001 CCMP local priority issues and on the right are the proposed priority issues for the 2018 CCMP Revision:
Right click on each image to view in a larger screen.
Submit comments for each issue in the spaces provided.