Water Quality Improvement
APC works with the East Hampton Department of Natural Resources and co-funded a pilot project that locates and quantifies groundwater sources of nitrogen flowing into specific areas of the Harbor. The program, commenced in 2016, resulted in a nitrogen mitigation project that is ongoing. APC supports the plan to allot 20% of Community Preservation Funds for direction toward clean water projects by lobbying officials and speaking at public meetings. APC backs density reduction in Springs by supporting and contributing to land acquisitions in the vicinity of the Harbor, including the Filipelli and Potter parcels.
Education and Outreach
APC offers instruction and provides information to the public about those issues that affect the harbor and how our residents can implement practices to improve water quality. We conduct forums and develop videos about a variety of topics such as methoprene use, fertilizer use, septic system upgrading programs, and non-toxic lawn and garden care. APC is developing programs to engage the students and parents of the neighboring Springs School.
Responsible Enjoyment of Accabonac Harbor and its Preserves
APC organizes and implements activities for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy many aspects of Accabonac Harbor and its Preserves, both on and off the water. These include: nature walks in conjunction with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, beach and road litter removal through the Town’s Adopt-a-Road Program and in cooperation with other environmental organizations, and beach clean ups using kayaks and paddle-boards to gain access to remote areas of the shore of the Harbor.
Adopt-a Preserve Oversight
APC adopted the Pussy’s Pond Nature Preserve through the East Hampton Town Adopt-a-Preserve Program. We are working to improve the view of the Harbor from the bridge on Old Stone Highway by trimming phragmite and other plants as required and planning future projects to improve the Pond in conjunction with the town’s Land Acquisition and Management Department.
See below for a complete list of APC's Accomplishments!