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Jun 16, 2014 3:03 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

First Beach Nourishment Informational Meeting Scheduled For Saturday In Quogue

Jun 16, 2014 4:24 PM

The first of three informational forums on the proposed Quogue Village beach nourishment project, hosted by the Save the Dunes and Beaches Foundation, will be held this Saturday, June 21, starting at 2 p.m., at Quogue Village Hall.

The “Summer Seashell Series,” as the meetings are being called, will focus on three different areas of beach nourishment in order to educate village residents about the application that currently sits in front of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, according to a release from Save the Dunes and Beaches coordinator Danny Frank.

The project, which is expected to cost approximately $15 million and would widen the village’s estimated 2.7-mile-long shoreline by about 60 feet, is being pushed for by members of the Save the Dunes and Beaches Foundation, a nonprofit primarily made up of Dune Road residents in the village.

Aram Terchunian, a coastal geologist for the First Coastal Corporation in Westhampton Beach, will moderate Saturday’s panel which will be made up of two experts: Jay Tanski, a New York Sea Grant coastal processes and facilities specialist from Stony Brook University, and Dr. David Basco, a civil engineer.

The other two forums are scheduled for Saturday, July 19, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, August 16, at 10 a.m., both at Village Hall. Speakers for the other two presentations have not yet been announced.

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