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Demi Argueta-Frohn
Demi Argueta-Frohn

Please save and rebuild our Long Island beaches! We have to preserve the beauty and the serenity.

MohamedOuld Aziz
MohamedOuld Aziz

God bless you all!

Lisa Fonseca
Lisa Fonseca

Look communication is key! Knowledge is power! Even the Louisiana GOV is revising its boundaries and projecting to lose several hundred feet of beach to higher sea levels...The Atlantic coast needs to be told the truth! This is anothere reason FEMA or the Federal GOV is not going to pour money into it! They know without the building of seawalls that it will be swallowed up by the sea again. And probably soon!
LOUISIANA (NBC33) — A new report by the Governor's Office of Coastal Protection and...

Look communication is key! Knowledge is power! Even the Louisiana GOV is revising its boundaries and projecting to lose several hundred feet of beach to higher sea levels...The Atlantic coast needs to be told the truth! This is anothere reason FEMA or the Federal GOV is not going to pour money into it! They know without the building of seawalls that it will be swallowed up by the sea again. And probably soon!
LOUISIANA (NBC33) — A new report by the Governor's Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration says Louisiana will lose several feet of coastline by 2100.
The report that was issued yesterday says at least three feet of Louisiana coastline will be underwater by the end of the century.
CPRA says the rising sea is causing saltwater to intrude into environmentally sensitive areas.
They say we need to start incorporating the rising levels into future road and levee projects now to protect communities and coastal restoration projects.

Babak Sadegh-Zadeh
Babak Sadegh-Zadeh

Pls join & share!

Beth Palestrant
Beth Palestrant

I agree.

Will Anthony
Will Anthony

As a life long New Yorker who recently relocated to the Atlanta area I support everything being done to restore Metro NYC

Svetlana Caton
Svetlana Caton

To rebuild the dunes, save Fire Island is utmost important. It is an essential task that must be done for basic survival / safety needs. Food and shelter. Beauty also is a great part of harmonious and healthy living. Long Island has been worldly knpwn for its beauty. I have much faith that our elected officials are doing all they can.

Brad Finkelstein
Brad Finkelstein

Not just Fire Island, but all the south shore barrier beaches, including Rockaway.

Josh Bloom
Josh Bloom

The following facts are true to the best of my knowledge. They have come from a number of people that are involved in the fight to save Fire Island. This will surprise and anger many of you. FINS and the NYDEC have not only failed to help us, but they are actively preventing us from helping ourselves. For example:
1. We are expressly forbidden from rebuilding our dunes by beach scraping. Communities have been threatened with substantial fines if they do this. In contrast, bulldozers were...

The following facts are true to the best of my knowledge. They have come from a number of people that are involved in the fight to save Fire Island. This will surprise and anger many of you. FINS and the NYDEC have not only failed to help us, but they are actively preventing us from helping ourselves. For example:
1. We are expressly forbidden from rebuilding our dunes by beach scraping. Communities have been threatened with substantial fines if they do this. In contrast, bulldozers were already rebuilding New Jersey beaches immediately after the storm.
2. We are only permitted to backscrape—pushing back the sand that washed over the dunes—a process that is barely useful.
3. The sand lost from Fire Island during the storm was washed into FI Inlet. It will be dredged—BUT TO GILGO BEACH. Not one grain of this sand came from them. It was carried from east to west—just like any other Nor’easter. Why is Gilgo Beach getting our sand?
4. Instead, there is talk about using offshore dredging to rebuild our beach—PROBABLY IN THE WINTER OF 2013! What will be left of us by then?
5. And it’s not like there is no dredging going on already. One of the east inlets is being filled (see Youtube video). This will be done shortly. WHY MUST WE WAIT A YEAR?
These decisions have arisen from policies made by DEC and FINS bureaucracies. It is difficult to imagine how these policies reflect anything but a long-standing anti-Fire Island agenda—one that has hampered us in the past.

I have found phone and FAX numbers for certain officials in the DEC and FINS and have listed them below. I suspect they will not enjoy getting a thousand calls and faxes, but perhaps they will listen.

It is bad enough that we had to go through this storm. But to have our own government working against us in this time of need is a disgrace. It’s time to pick up the damn phone.

Regional Permit Administrator for Suffolk County.
Roger Evans.
631-444-0365
631-444-0355 (Duty Analyst-M, W&F only).
FAX 631-444-0360

Other DEC Contacts:
To report an environmental problem there is an anonymous tip line:
1-800-847-7332

The Bureau of Public Outreach (518-402-8044).
Inspector General Hotline 1-800-367-4448.

Access to DEC-Managed Tidal Wetlands- Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources, (631) 444-0273.
Marine Permits and Licenses- Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources, (631) 444-0470.

From the DEC Central Office Program Directory (all 518 area codes):
Commissioner
Joe Martens 402-8545 FAX 402-8541.
Administration

Anne Reynolds 402-9401 FAX 402-9016.
Deputy Commissioner
Public Affairs

Michael Bopp 402-8000 FAX 402-9016.
Legislative Affairs

Julie Tighe
Director 402-2797 FAX 402-9016.
Natural Resources

Kathy Moser
Assistant Commissioner 402-2797 FAX 402-9016.
Public Protection & Regional Affairs.

Chris Walsh
Assistant Commissioner 402-8549 FAX 402-9016.

For FINS:
Park Headquarters — 631-289-4898 FAX.

Superintendent's Office - 631-687-4751Superintendent: K. Christopher Soller

Administration - 631-687-4754Chief of Administration: Roger Huguenin.

Park Planner: Diane Abell - 631-687-4770.

Chief Ranger's Office - 631-687-4757Chief of Visitor and Resource Protection: Lena Koschmann.

Facilities Management - 631-687-4756Facility Manager: Jim Dunphy.

Natural Resources Management - 631-687-4760Chief of Natural Resources Management: Michael Bilecki.

Kathy Schilling
Kathy Schilling

I am from new jersey toms river, seaside area how are they helping there?

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