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 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:

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 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.

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Dec
5
Wed
CCMP Workshop: Habitat and Living Resources Chapter @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This HABITAT AND LIVING RESOURCES CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 5: Healthy Ecosystem with Abundant, Diverse Wildlife .

Jan
7
Mon
CCMP Workshop: Climate Change and Resiliency Chapter @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCY CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 7: Resilient Estuary Communities Prepared for Climate Change.

Feb
6
Wed
CCMP Workshop: Public Engagement and Stewardship Chapter @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP CCMP Workshop meeting will look at CHAPTER 6: Well-informed, Active Stewards throughout the Local Community.

 

 

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

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.

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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:

Please review the four priority issues that PEP has proposed to be included in the CCMP Revision.

Right click on each image to view in a larger screen.

Submit comments for each issue in the spaces provided.

Water Quality

Please review the overview of the Water Quality priority issue below. Provide your input on what you think should be addressed in the Water Quality Chapter of the CCMP!

Habitat and Living Resources

Please review the overview of the Habitat and Living Resources priority issue below. Provide your input on what you think should be addressed in the Habitat and Living Resources Chapter of the CCMP!

Public Engagement and Stewardship

Please review the overview of the Public Engagement and Stewardship priority issue below. Provide your input on what you think should be addressed in the Public Engagement and Stewardship Chapter of the CCMP!

Climate Change and Resiliency

Please review the overview of the Climate Change and Resiliency priority issue below. Provide your input on what you think should be addressed in the Climate Change and Resiliency Chapter of the CCMP!

CCMP General Feedback

Is your comment not related to one of the 4 chapters above? Did we miss something important? Please write it down here!

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