Victory | August 01 2007
The Chapter wanted to maintain the integrity of several of Long Island’s South Shore State Park beaches by keeping them intact; including the horizon. The now-cancelled proposal by the Long Island Power Authority to put an array of wind turbines in the view-shed of these parks was not acceptable to the Chapter. The Chapter wanted to preserve the seascape vistas of Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Gilgo State Park, and the Western portion of the Fire Island National Seashore. This victory means the parks will be passed along to future generations the way they were conceived by Robert Moses and the way they have been enjoyed for generations. To ensure minimal impact on the environment, the chapter asked for a full EIS, Environmental Impact Statement.
Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.Learn More