Water Project

Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

On Monday Oct. 17, 2022 the Orient Association hosted a Zoom Information Session so that the community can learn more about PFAS contaminants and the Water Quality survey that is being performed by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS).  Jason Hime, the Principal Public Health Engineer of the SCDHS Department of Water Resources offered a short presentation covering the following: What are PFAS contaminants and where do they come from? What are the health effects? What are the regulations on PFAS levels? The Orient Village Survey- scope of water testing and follow up.    View Jason's Presentation SlidesCall the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) Office of Water Resources at 631-852-5810New York State Department of Health has a lot of...

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State of the Bays 2022

State of the Bays 2022

Every year in April, Dr. Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation and director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, delivers his "State of the Bays" talk. This year, the topic is "Watershed of Destiny," and the the talk is a perfect fit for Earthstock, the week long celebration of Earth Day at Stony Brook University, On Long Island, our sole-source aquifer is our drinking water supply, and the primary source of freshwater, nitrogen, and other contaminants to coastal ecosystems. Recent trends in the quality of both groundwater and surface waters on Long Island have been worrisome. Emerging contaminants such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane are entering drinking water supplies. Nitrogen levels in groundwater have risen by more than 60% in recent...

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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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Join The Orient Water Project

Join The Orient Water Project

Orient sits atop a single, thin, freshwater aquifer and is surrounded by beautiful, productive bays and estuaries.  Unfortunately, both our groundwater and our surface waters have been degraded over the past half-century, and both face significant threats going forward.

Water is the lifeblood of this community, so the OA believes it is critical to understand and confront these threats.  We are therefore working on developing a comprehensive plan for remediating and protecting the hamlet’s ground and surface waters.  The plan will cover three areas:

  1. Situation assessment
  2. Prioritization of actions to be taken
  3. Activation (identification of funding and responsible party–Suffolk County Government, NYC DEC, EPA, etc.)
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Broad Meadows/Narrow River Restoration and our Changing Shoreline

Broad Meadows/Narrow River Restoration and our Changing Shoreline

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.

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.

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Happening Now

Orient Survey Results

Orient Survey Results

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 years
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Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

Information Session about the Water Quality Advisory

On Monday Oct. 17, 2022 the Orient Association hosted a Zoom Information Session so that the community can learn more about PFAS contaminants and the Water Quality survey that is being performed by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS).  Jason Hime,...

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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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