The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin the New York Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in the fall of 2018 at Montauk Point. The New York Natural Heritage Program has documented a marine rocky intertidal (MRI) community of statewide significance around the point and NYS DEC has made monitoring changes in this community a requirement of the Water Quality Certificate. This project will address the potential impacts of construction of a stone revetment on native organism re-colonization of the rocky intertidal zone. Three consecutive years of MRI intertidal surveys at and around Montauk Point will be performed to chart re-growth of the MRI community after seawall construction in comparison to the unaffected MRI. The first survey will be undertaken prior to construction activities and the last survey two years after the project is completed.
Dec. 8, 2020 | Updated Jan. 28, 2021, 5:28 p.m.