Drinking Water Status and Sustainability Presentation

The Beach to Bay Central Council of Civics bring a presentation on problems the Long Beach Barrier Island’s drinking water currently faces. 

Thursday, June 23,2016 7:30pm

Long Beach Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Almost 4 years ago, when we published our post “Long Beach Drinking Water Meeting“(https://makingmypoint.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/long-beach-drinking-water-meeting/) this issue was being noticed. 

At the time,  Assemblyman Weisenberg said this was “the most serious problem in the city’s history.” Two weeks later,  disaster in the form of Sandy struck, and there were more immediate items that we needed to attend to.  

Can you imagine, our only source of nearly-free drinking water is neither protected nor managed to assure it remains clean, safe, and available- even into the near future?  

Please attend to find out more. 


May 28, 2016 Civic Beach Clean Up 

From PLCA:

The Point Lookout Civic Association 2016 Civic Beach & Park Clean Up is being held this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Please gather all your family, friends and neighbors to help clean up Point Lookout’s valued recreational treasures. Clean up will start at the Park and Cove, then head to Civic Beach via the Jones Beach Inlet. Wear sneakers or boots, lather up the sunscreen, spray on some bug spray, bring a pair of work gloves and lots of energy. Community Service Hours will be awarded to those who need them(speak with Tim Gola, Heinz Posch or Matt Brennan). Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Saturday, May 28 (Rain or Shine)

Time: 8:00 AM Sharp
Where: Meet at the Park/Ball fields

Remember, many hands make light work.

See you Saturday morning.

Tim Gola

Heinz Posch
PLCA Beach Committee Co-Chairs

May 2015 Beach Grass Planting


This and next weekend you can help out.
From Town of Hempstead:

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney and Councilman Bruce Blakeman announced that the town is seeking groups, clubs and organizations to volunteer planting beach grass at Point Lookout Town Park on May 9th and May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The planting of beach grass preserves the important sand dunes that protect our shoreline communities and beaches. The dunes are the last line of defense between the surging waters of the Atlantic and area homes and businesses located on the barrier island.

“Preserving our dunes is paramount for the protection of the communities on our barrier island,” Murray said. “Since Superstorm Sandy, we’ve worked hard to rebuild our dunes and it’s crucial to plant beach grass to preserve and prepare them for future storms.”

Since Sandy hit our area, dedicated volunteers have planted American beach grass plants (also known as ammophila breviligulata) at the dunes throughout the barrier island communities including Point Lookout, Lido Beach and East Atlantic Beach.

“The dunes provide a protective barrier for our beautiful beachside communities, and we seek volunteers to help us preserve them for the future,” King Sweeney said. “Planting beach grass helps us in our efforts to safeguard our coastline,” Blakeman added.

“Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped us plant beach grass in the past,” Santino said. “But our job is not done yet, we still need volunteers to protect our barrier island communities.”

Beyond combating erosion, the shoreline vegetation can actually help dunes grow in size by trapping sand in its elongated flowering spikes. As sand builds up around the new grass, stems grow higher, and newly sand-covered stems become part of the root structure.

Hempstead Town has built up dunes in Lido Beach, Point Lookout and East Atlantic Beach over several decades, and constant upkeep and repairs have been executed by the town’s Conservation and Waterways Department. Unfortunately, Sandy’s floodwaters severely damaged the dune network. At the same time, town dune structures spared local residents from even more severe devastation than would have occurred in the absence of the protective barriers.

“I want to thank volunteer groups who want to help with the important work of planting beach grass on the shoreline of America’s largest township,” Murray said. “With their help, our communities will be safer and better protected from storms that could impact us in the future.”

Participants are asked to bring gloves and a shovel. Groups wishing to volunteer should contact the town’s Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200.

Long Beach LNG Press Conference Today 1/15/15


The Long Beach City Council encourage you to come out to the Press Conference Against the Port Ambrose LNG Facility.

Today, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4pm
Long Beach Boardwalk at National Blvd (Allegria Hotel).

The Council will be joined by

  • Congresswoman Kathleen Rice,
  • State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky and
  • County Legislator Denise Ford


in their unanimous opposition against Port Ambrose, the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) site off the coast of Long Island.

Please share this information with friends, family and neighbors.

For more information on Port Ambrose and to leave a comment, visit https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/16/2014-29369/deepwater-port-license-application-liberty-natural-gas-llc-port-ambrose-deepwater-port

Rally Against the LNG Port Saturday 1/3/15 In Long Beach



Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Port: the project no one wants didn’t go away. it’s back on the docket.


Title: “Stand Together Defend Our Shore from LNG!”

Groups: Sane Energy Project, No LNG Coalition + others

Date: Saturday January 3, 2015 10AM

Where: Long Beach Public Library

AD: 111 Park Ave. Long Beach, NY 11561



This event on 1/3/15 is to enable people to take action, draw wider attention to the issue, help people to share the information, garner more attendees to the hearing.
The ONLY New York hearing is Wednesday, January 7, in Jamaica, NY- an hour away from front-line towns of Long Beach, Lido Beach, Point Lookout and Atlantic Beach
The 30-day notice of public hearing and public comment period fell during the holidays, obscuring public awareness and scrutiny.  We will draw attention to the issue, help people share the information, and facilitate residents to act, comment, organize and then attend the sole hearing on 1/7/15.

Speakers Include Assemblyman-elect, Todd Kaminsky, Members of Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club, Long Beach City Council, and more.”



Beach Grass Planting today, Saturday 12/13/14 9AM


after the beautiful sunrise this morning, now its time for you to rise and shine and help plant our share of 250,000 beach grass plants.  (Ok, so that photo isn’t this morning)


  • Hand shovel
  • Items to keep hands warm
  • Warm Clothes

Town of Hempstead says at TOH Town Beach East Bath House

PLCA say Second/ Middle Beach

close enough, see you there.