Senator Todd Kaminsky hosted an informational forum on Wednesday night, June 29, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) presented their plan for the future of the Barrier Island beaches, including storm resiliency and hardening initiatives.
Senator Kaminsky said, “Ensuring that the South Shore’s beaches are prepared for severe storms is crucial to maintaining the quality of life and economy of the Barrier Island. Community participation and awareness are critical to the making sure the project is completed responsibly, and I am pleased that the public has the opportunity to weigh in and get answers to their concerns.”
On Tuesday evening, Kaminsky partnered with the Point Lookout Civic Association to host the Army Corps and NYSDEC for a similar presentation. Over 200 residents turned out for the event to voice their concerns over how the project will impact the beaches and roads.
You can learn more about the Army Corps plan for our beaches here.