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PEP Talk nets $10,000 for East Marion project

Gardiners Bay © 2004 Matthew Trump

Thirteen months ago, April 2009, we first reported on the Peconic Estuary Program. At that time, they were pushing an initiative for Hashamomuck Pond, see PEP Talk. A Fall update followed, still mainly about Hashamomuck Pond, and the Town’s compliance with State requirements for Storm water runoff.  Now, PEP has awarded the Gardiners Bay Estates Homeowners Association in East Marion a $10,000 grant to restore Spring Pond in East Marion. The objective is to stop the first 45 minutes of storm runoff, which contains most of the bacteria we need to keep out of the water. There’s a video about it at Suffolk Times you may have missed. If so, here it is:

It’s interesting that Group For the East End have said that replacing the ramp’s paved surface with pervious material, and adding a swale vegetated with native plants, would slow down and filter the runoff, which is something SoutholdVOICE Board member John Kramer was shouting about here a while ago. Glad you’re all listening!

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