Orient Community

Preserve Plum Island Coalition

The Preserve Plum Island Coalition is campaigning for Plum Island to become a national monument for the purposes of ecological conservation, historical interpretation, and the discovery and celebration of our shared cultural heritage. A potential donor has been identified, offering the possibility of long-term stewardship through a public-philanthropic partnership. We see a pressing need for immediate conservation of the island’s sensitive environmental, historical, and cultural resources.

https://www.preserveplumisland.org

Oysterponds Historical Society

The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of Orient and East Marion communities that were still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers three centuries before. OHS founding members Mrs. Henry F.J. Knobloch, Mrs. Alma Knox, and Mr. George R. Latham were concerned about the gradual disappearance of Native American artifacts, documents, family records, tools, art, and other surviving evidence of the maritime, agricultural, cultural, and religious life of the early residents of this area.

https://oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org

Poquatuck Hall

Poquatuck Hall is a vibrant gathering place for the hamlets of Orient and East Marion and Southold Town. It’s a space for family celebrations, community meetings, public performances, film screenings, art exhibitions, readings and other activities that add to the cultural fabric of our area. It is managed and maintained by Oysterponds Community Activities, Inc., which is also responsible for the maintenance of the town monuments.  OCA is a 501(c)(3) organization, funded by membership dues and your generous, tax deducatible donations.

https://www.poquatuckhall.org

 

NORTH FORK LONG ISLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

A coalition of Civic Associations on the North Fork of Long Island.

https://nfcivics.org

Oysterponds Union Free School District

Since 1966, The Oysterponds Elementary School has been serving the communities of Orient and East Marion on the North Fork of Long Island New York in providing a pre-kindergarten through sixth grade educational program for an average of 85 to 95 students each year. As a District, we are responsible for the education of students in grades 7 through 12 at the nearby Greenport Union Free School District.

https://www.oysterponds.org

Orient Congregational Church

Orient Congregational Church is a caring community of faith that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. Whoever you are and wherever you are in life’s journey you are welcome here. We believe that children should be seen and heard, especially in church!

https://orientcongregational.org

Orient Fire Department

The volunteer firefighters and EMS at the Orient Fire Department (OFD) are continuing the in tradition of protecting the lives and property of Orient residents that began in 1895.

https://orientfd.org

Southold Town

Southold’s official flag proclaims it the oldest English town in New York State. Founded in 1640 by Puritans from the New Haven Colony, Southold celebrated its 350th birthday in 1990 and the town will have 375 candles on its cake in 2015.

https://www.southoldtownny.gov

Orient Yacht Club

Orient Yacht Club’s mission is to encourage, promote, and develop knowledge, participation, and enjoyment of all aspects of yachting on and around the waters of Orient Harbor.

https://orientyc.com

Happening Now

Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

Deer Management Forum – Aug. 13, 2022 – 9:30am at Poquatuck Hall

The Orient Association is hosting a Deer Management Forum on Saturday, August 13th at 9:30 am in Poquatuck Hall. The guest speakers will be:
  • Greg Doroski- Town Board Member and Liaison to the Deer Management Task Force
  • Craig Jobes- Southold Town Environmental Analyst in charge of the hunting program and de facto member of the Deer Management Task Force
  • Arnold Blair- Nassau Point Property Owners Association Deer Committee and member of the Town Deer Management Task Force.
Find out what the Town is doing to control the deer population and see what you can do to help Learn about the rules and regulations that control hunting methods in Southold.
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Orient Water Project Update #2

Orient Water Project Update #2

Now that we are a few months into the Orient water project, I wanted to give you an update on our progress.As you know, we started this project with the goal of assessing, now and in the future:
  1. Ground water quantity
  2. Ground water quality
  3. Surface water health
In each case, we wanted to know whether there are steps that should be taken to improve and protect our water resources. 
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