Support More Dredging to Improve Water Quality and Navigation In Suffolk County

Dredging has been proven to improve water quality by increasing the flushing of our harbors and bays, and is essential to safe navigation of boats. However, dredging in Suffolk County has been severely constrained by lack of funding, and by permitting requirements that have unreasonably restricted the time windows when dredging can occur, the placement of dredged materials, and the locations where dredging can be done.  As a result, water quality has deteriorated and harmful algae blooms are becoming more frequent, and boating accidents have occurred when boats have run aground in marked navigation channels that should have been dredged. 

By signing this petition you are telling legislators and permit administrators at the Local, County, State and Federal levels that you support:

  • Increased funding for the Suffolk County dredging program and for dredging by local Townships
  • Streamlining permitting and easing constraints on dredging including expanding the dredging time windows, and getting the Federal (US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish & Wildlife) and State (NYS DEC) agencies to recognize the issue and to enable more dredging.

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  • signed 2017-06-16 16:45:12 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-16 16:42:55 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-15 08:48:43 -0400
    I support proper dredging that promotes sustainable ecosystems and navigation!
  • signed 2017-06-13 22:57:07 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-13 14:47:15 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-12 20:08:38 -0400
    In a responsible effort to our community, preserving and protecting our natural waterways is incumbent on our town and state government agencies. Georgia Pond is closed now as blue algae blooms exceed acceptable toxic levels. We must address this and other water bodies that require our intervention or we’ll lose them to demise. I am a resident of East Hampton for almost 40 years. I’ve seen much change to our water ways and with rising sea levels we must give prudent thought and act accordingly to maintain and preserve our waters.
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  • signed 2017-06-12 19:10:06 -0400
    As a voter and a resident of East Hampton, water quality is the top issue for me. I live near Three Mile Harbor and I have seen over the decades serious deterioration in water quality and disappearance of species as a result. We need to steward our waters. Dredging is an essential tool to do that.
  • signed via 2017-06-09 07:19:05 -0400
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  • signed 2017-05-31 17:23:08 -0400
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  • signed 2017-05-23 15:26:42 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-19 21:51:07 -0400
    We need to dredge the sooner the better
  • signed 2017-05-19 08:37:12 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-18 13:14:11 -0400
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  • signed 2017-05-17 06:25:15 -0400
    Peter Murphy
  • signed 2017-05-16 22:33:02 -0400
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