Peconic Estuary Partnership, Town of Southold and Ducks Unlimited presents on the restoration plans for Broad Meadows Marsh located in Orient, NY, immediately south of Route 25 and east of Narrow River Road. The marsh is currently dominated by the invasive plant Phragmites due to restricted tidal flow. Restoration is needed to improve tidal flow to the marsh and promote the re-establishment of native marsh vegetation. The proposed restoration work will result in improved habitat for wildlife and increase resiliency to rising seas.
A presentation about the future of Broad Meadows in Orient, NY and proposed restoration of the marsh area to the east of Narrow River Road. Elizabeth Hornstein, State Coordinator for the Peconic Estuary Partnership, will share plans to the Orient Community and answer questions about the future of Broad Meadows.
Elizabeth is a Sustainable and Resilient Communities Extension Professional with New York Sea Grant. She is supporting Suffolk County communities within the Long Island Sound watershed with sustainability and resilience planning and implementation of projects. The goal of this work is to help communities anticipate and overcome disturbances caused by a changing climate. Elizabeth will discuss sea level rise and environmental threats affecting Orient, as well as opportunities to increase resilience.read more
The Greenport Movie Theater has been owned by Josh Sapan for the past 18 years. Josh has announced that he would like it to transition to a new owner. He's put it on the market for $5.5M. Most likely for it to become a hotel. However, Josh has also indicated that he is willing to gift the building to a 501c3 which, if formed, would sustain an ongoing movie theater, community arts center, and events space there.read more
Survey Overview and Results for Orient Where are we today? – House Size – Preservation & Subdivisions – Water – Fire Department – Affordable Housing Discussion of our priorities for the next few yearsread more