An urgent call for action: Elected Officials Push for Expedited Timeline To Begin Critical Federal Protection Measures for Long Island’s South Shore

Governor Cuomo, Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Bishop, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urge Army Corps to implement FIMP.

 

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop urge Army Corps to expedite emergency stabilizastion projects on Fire Island and Downtown Montauk; projects will help protect Long Island’s South Shore Communities READ FULL PRESS RELEASE >>

Governor Cuomo Announces State and Suffolk County Will Partner with Army Corp of Engineers on Storm Damage Project READ FULL PRESS RELEASE >>

 

Protect Long Island: A New York State 501 (c) (4) Not for Profit

Our Mission:
To advocate for the adoption and implementation of pro-active measures that will protect Long Island  from catastrophic storm surges; and to initiate, sponsor, aid and assist the formulation of programs that will stimulate public and governmental interest in this cause.
Advocacy shall include the following components:

Education:
Increase general public understanding of the protective function of barrier beaches.
Discuss and disseminate information and data on the likely consequences of inaction.
Increase general public understanding of importance of economy of South Shore communities to the economies of Nassau and Suffolk County.  Study consequences of possible “retreat” on property values  and tax revenue. Encourage local governments to conduct comprehensive study of these issues.

Mobilization: (Through print and social media)
Provide a vehicle for stake holder groups to share information, pool resources and speak with a united voice. Ensure that needs of Long Island are not overlooked.

Lobbying:
Make direct appeal to all branches of government and relevant agencies for expedited approvals / authorizations and funding of recommended pro-active measure.

 

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