Summer 2008 THE BAY S t r i v i n g GUARDIAN t o P r e s e r v e O u r B a y H e r i t a g e By Matthew Atkinson The Judge Will Decide After a mainly inconclusive struggle to bring sound sci- York in Central Islip. Post-trial briefs were submitted and ence and policy to the Suffolk County mosquito control closing arguments will be forthcoming. Many thanks to program, see Mosquito Control Reforms Denied, The Bay co-counsel, the attorneys and students at the Pace Guardian (Spring 2007), in 2004 we elected to try and Environmental Litigation Clinic, for all their hard work obtain lasting restrictions on the County by bringing a throughout this case. suit under the Federal Clean Water Act (the “Act”). We argue that three aspects of the mosquito control program It is never wise to predict a judicial outcome, but as far are unlawful under the Act unless authorized by appro- as the trial went, it seems that we proved the facts nec- priate permits since such activities essary for our case. Suffolk involve the discharge of pollutants County admitted to spraying into protected water bodies. Our adulticides over the water after suit is concerned with two parts of such evidence was brought the program, the so-called mosqui- forth. There was also no dispute to ditching and the use of pesti- about the way the mosquito cides designed to kill adult mosqui- ditches are maintained and the toes, called adulticides. regular broadcasting of dredge The County maintains and expand- spoil onto the marsh. However, ed an extensive network of ditches the County did deny digging throughout nearly all of the tidal new ditches. wetlands in Suffolk County Aerial mosquito spraying While the trial provided drama, (approximately 17,000 acres). The the salient questions are really ones of law and policy. ditching is done with heavy machinery that broadcasts or The adulticides are very toxic to aquatic organisms. spreads the dredge spoil into the adjacent wetlands. We There is every reason to take precautionary measures to say that this discharging of dredge spoil requires a permit keep them out of water, and no advantage in putting issued by the Army Corps of Engineers under section 404 of the Act. We also say that these ditches are discharging them into the water. The mosquito ditches serve no pollutants into our bays and that requires permitting legitimate function and are destructive to wetland values under section 402 of the Act. Finally, we claim that the and functions. The routine ditching is nothing other adulticiding, when done over water, also requires a sec- than a public works program, a drain on the County’s tion 402 permit. These permits would almost certainly treasury, and has been abandoned in fact after we not be issued (thereby prohibiting these activities), but brought this suit, although the County has stubbornly even if they were issued, they would provide much need- resisted any commitment on this score. ed “adult supervision.” Peconic Baykeeper hopes for victory; it has been a long After cross motions for summary judgment were denied, fight. However, regardless of the judicial outcome, our trial was held over five days in April before Judge Spatt at efforts have helped change the mosquito program for the federal courthouse for the Eastern District of New the better. FROM Robert DeLuca Honored Peconic Baykeeper’s 2008 Bay Guardian Award THE HELM honored Robert DeLuca, President of Group for the East End since Groundhog Day By Kevin McAllister 1992. Bob has achieved a promi- In last summer’s The Bay Guardian I mosquito populations. In providing nent leadership wrote about Suffolk County’s guidance on the matter, the New role within Long misguided war on mosquitoes. York State Department of Health Island’s environ- “Change Comes Hard” was the fit- has advised DEC that none of the mental commu- Baykeeper Kevin McAllister ting headline to my editorial on the species of mosquitoes document- shameful actions by county law- ed as breeders in tidal wetlands nity on issues such with Awardee Bob DeLuca makers and County Executive Steve have yet been found to be capable as open space protection and smart growth. “In this 10th Levy. Both ignored Suffolk County’s of carrying or transmitting West Nile Anniversary year of Peconic Baykeeper’s founding, it is Council on Environmental Quality Virus, and considers mosquito especially fitting that our Bay Guardian Awardee be Bob (CEQ) critical review of the sham control activities in tidal wetlands to DeLuca,” said Baykeeper Kevin McAllister. “Mr. DeLuca environmental impact study per- be for nuisance control purposes was one of a small group that was instrumental in the formed by their “gun for hire” con- and not for the protection of launch of the Peconic Baykeeper program and its insti- sultant. One of CEQ’s principle rec- public health. tutional establishment.” ommendations was to restrict the use of the mosquito larvicide Acknowledging environmental con- Methoprene. cerns, last August Suffolk County Vector Control sprays Methoprene Executive Steve Levy pledged to restrict the use of Methoprene. Eye In The Sky by helicopter into some 4,000 acres Regretfully, Mr. Levy has once again Lighthawk is a nonprofit environmental aviation of tidal wetlands as often as every flipped on a promise. Following Mr. organization. Through its volunteer-based structure, two weeks. Methoprene is a hor- Levy’s directive, on June 2nd the flights are arranged both nationally and international- mone mimicker that inhibits County Attorney’s office filed a law- ly in support of its mission to protect the mosquito larvae from developing suit in State Supreme Court to nulli- environment. Peconic Baykeeper is pleased to into adults. Its effectiveness in fy the restrictions imposed by the destroying mosquito larvae also DEC as outlined in Temporary announce the approval of our application for assis- holds true for crustaceans (i.e. lob- Revocable Permit (TRP) that was tance in performing seasonal reconnaissance of our sters, crabs, shrimp) which are sim- issued to Suffolk County. Of note, local waters. These survey flights will help us to better ilar creatures to insects, all being these same restrictions were monitor changes in our bays including the presence of arthropods. Recent research has imposed by the DEC in its permits algal blooms, seasonal variability in water clarity, found that Methoprene is lethal to issued for the two prior years with- impacts of shoreline hardening structures, and wet- lobster and blue crab larvae in out any public health ramifications. land filling. Although we currently carry out such concentrations as low as one part monitoring by on-water patrols, the afforded flights per billion. Moreover, evidence indi- Blindsided by this legal action, the from Lighthawk will provide an invaluable perspec- cates that this substance causes State Attorney General’s office, which represents the DEC, was not tive. Our assessments will be incorporated in our bien- significant reductions to non-target nial Baywatch publication (due fall of 2008) and pub- insect groups. adequately prepared with a one-day notice to rebuff the County’s outra- lished on our web site. Recognizing the threat to marine geous claims of an eminent public life, New York City and Westchester health threat if Methoprene use County restrict its use to man- was curtailed. As a result, Supreme made structures where there is Court Justice Arthur G. Pitts granted Environmental Champions Honored little chance of significant concen- a Temporary Restraining Order that Peconic Baykeeper Kevin trations escaping into the natural nullified DEC’s restrictive use McAllister was among a environment. Likewise, in Suffolk criteria. Bearing witness to the select group of 22 New County, the Fire Island National courtroom theatrics, I remain in Seashore and NYS Department disbelief at the outcome. To their Yorkers and organizations of Environmental Conservation credit DEC says they are not going that received the U.S. Region 1 limit its use on federal to lay-down and will respond appro- Environmental Protection and state managed lands to when priately to reaffirm the scientific Agency’s (EPA) 2008 there is a documented disease basis of their policy and keep the Environmental Quality threat in the targeted mosquito County’s poison out of 23,000 acres Award for their contribu- population. DEC also allows its use of state owned wetlands. tions on behalf of the if repeated applications of Bti (bacil- Kevin with Congressman environment. lus thuringiensis), a more benign Tim Bishop biological larvicide fail to control 2 TURNING THE TIDE Testing the Waters at Haven’s Beach By Sumner Pingree The historic village of Sag Harbor presence of stormwater pollutants sources. Despite these indications of came to be and has thrived as a and safety for bathers. Its 20-acre pollution threats, there has yet to be a place by the sea. While no longer expanse is a remnant of a salt- comprehensive analysis of water home to so many seafarers (or marsh-coastal pond system which quality conducted at Haven’s Beach. watchmakers!), the connection to was progressively filled with dredge the water remains its essential char- material in the early-middle 20th With grant support from the acter and its future. That connec- century. A central feature today is a Johnson Family Foundation and tion between land and water — man quarter mile ditch drain which with the collaboration of Stony and estuary — in our fast changing bisects the park and connects to Brook University, Peconic Baykeeper world is now the interface of new Sag Harbor Bay by a culvert and has commenced an 8-month water environmental challenges for so open wash over the public beach. quality monitoring program at many places, including our own Sag The drain receives surface and Haven’s Beach. The primary focus Harbor. Pollution of our coastal ground waters from a low-lying, 75- will be on bacterial contamination waters by stormwater runoff is one acre residential watershed. emanating from the stormwater out- such problem that may have mani- fall. In addition to routine monthly fested itself in one of Sag Harbor’s Periodic water quality testing of the sampling, the testing will include quintessential, public waterfront Haven’s Beach drain and receiving wet weather samples to isolate the areas, Haven’s Beach Park. waters since 1991 by State and local effect of rainfall from individual agencies has indicated varying con- storm events. Such an analysis is Haven’s Beach, within short walking centrations of different pollutants. consistent with new federal Clean distance of the Village center, is Most notably, samples collected in Water Act regulations that require an open-space and recreational the ditch have documented high Towns and Villages to evaluate all resource of uncommon value to coliform bacteria levels, and the stormwater sources and implement community residents and visitors. area has been closed to swimming Stormwater Management Plans. Its bay shallows make it a popular in the past as a precaution after Here on Long Island, stormwater bathing destination and the heavy rains and anticipated high has been identified as the most sig- nearshore waters of Sag Harbor Bay bacteria counts. Sag Harbor’s Local nificant source of pollution in our remain certified for shellfishing. Waterfront Revitalization Plan identi- South Shore bays, and the largest And yet, for more than a decade, fies the Haven’s Beach stormwater contributor of pathogens to the East there have been concerns about the outfall as one of 41 pollution End’s Peconic Estuary. Photo Credit: George Costa Carmans “Ez-Pass” By George Costa March 31, 2008 heralded portion. The Art Flick Chapter of Trout Unlimited combined its efforts with an eventful day for the The New York State DEC and DOT and applied for a Fish Passage Grant pro- Carmans River, located in vided by the Fish America Foundation. These grants to restore the nation’s Brookhaven Township, fishery habitats are awarded through Fish America’s partnership with NOAA Suffolk County, NY. This (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Construction finally day celebrated the reuni- began in January of 2008 and was completed in March. At a cost of approxi- fication of two sections of mately $200,000 the passage added roughly 3 additional miles of potential Carmans River fish ladder this important waterway, spawning habitat to the migrating fish. a joining that once again allows historical anadromous fish species to swim into waters that have been Returning fish such as Alewife, an important herring type baitfish for many denied to them due to man made barriers, barriers that were constructed other species, wasted no time in their discovery of this passageway. Many of across almost all of the Island’s rivers, streams, and creeks. Early settlers used them immediately began using the passage. Other fish species are also discov- these dams to provide waterpower to operate mills. Due to advanced human ering the passage. Trout, White Perch, even some small Striped Bass were technology, these mills became obsolete and ceased to be used. However, the reported to have utilized the newly finished passage. These returning fish dams remained and fish were unable to return to spawn in the upper reaches prove that with our continued help, a river such as the Carmans has the abil- of these rivers, streams and creeks. ity to naturally restore and heal itself. One such impasse, the main dam of the Carmans at Southaven Suffolk County George Costa is President of Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited. Park, blocked the movement of fish from the tidal section into the freshwater 3 Currents PECONIC BAYKEEPER WELCOMES Photo Credit: Scott Hughes NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF Stuart Goode E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co. (Retired) Stuart Goode, now retired, was a private investor and former partner of Warburg Pincus & Co., a private New York based venture banking and investments manage- ment firm. He was associated with the firm from 1981 through 1996, and has over thirty years of experience as an investments professional. His appreciation for the environment has him serving on the Advisory Council of The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and has joined our Board as of September 2007. positions at Honolulu Brewing Company and Long Stuart was born and raised west of Chicago, and Island Brewing Company in Jericho. Today, Mark is co- received a B.S. and M.B.A. from Northwestern owner and brewmaster of Blue Point Brewery, Long University. He now resides in New York City and of Island’s only microbrewery. course Long Island’s bountiful beauty brings him back to his second home in Bridgehampton. Mark’s loves the opportunity to be creative, trying new recipes, and enjoys devising plans to ensure that every brew maintains the highest quality every time. He’s Peter Hallock Senior Managing Director, Corcoran grateful to have the opportunity to create a local prod- uct and one that supports the protection of Long Former President of the Allan Schneider Associates real Island’s clean water. estate franchise, Peter joined our Board of Directors in September 2007. Since the acquisition of Allan Schneider Maria Brown Science Teacher, Sayville High School by Corcoran, Peter has managed Corcoran’s East Hampton office. The East End is the historic home of the A native of Long Island, Maria holds degrees in Biology Hallock family and has been a lifelong haven for Peter. and Geology from City University, Queens College. As a Consulting Scientist, she focused her expertise in the “Supporting charitable causes,” Peter says, “improves areas of wetland restoration and estuarine ecology, the quality of life in the Hamptons.” He has been a fix- especially monitoring the eelgrass communities in the ture on the boards of key regional institutions including Peconic Bay. the Southampton Historical Museum, the Southampton Hospital and the Village Improvement Association of Maria joined our Board of Directors in December 2007. Southampton. Bay Street Theatre has been of special She currently teaches science at the Sayville High interest to Peter, as board member and long-term sup- School and is founder of the school’s award winning porter where he continues to champion their efforts to group, SWEEP (Students Working for Enhanced make the East End an important center for artists, writ- Environmental Protection). ers and theatrical productions. Peter is a resident of Southampton and New York City. Petronila (Pat) Perez Joins Staff Mark Burford Brewmaster After several years in the profit world, Pat recently joined Peconic Baykeeper in February as the Office Mark Burford, new member of our Board since Administrator. She holds a B.S. in Business Management September 2007, was born in Rockville Center, Long from Binghamton University and has always had a special Island. He has always had a special interest in beer, interest in non-profit organizations. While at music, politics, friends, and family. Mark’s love for beer Binghamton, she worked with Cloud 9, a non-profit began when he was 14 years old and was introduced to equine therapy organization, helping them to formulate home-brewing by his older brother. and implement strategic and operational goals. Today, she brings the same dedication and focused thinking to Later, the notion of becoming a part of the emerging Peconic Baykeeper. She currently resides in Shirley with American microbrew movement inspired Mark to take her husband. 4 BAY BECOME A MEMBER OF PECONIC BAYKEEPER... and say YES! to protecting Long Island’s bays. PROFILE Donate @ www.peconicbaykeeper.org Thank you for your support. Winter Flounder Population Collapsing By Charles A. Witek, III For as many years as anyone alive can remember, do not mix with one another on the spawning winter flounder were a keystone species of Long grounds. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Island’s bays and estuaries. From the cooler, deeper Commission warned, in its November, 2006 edition of waters where most adult flounder Fisheries Focus, that if any such local Photo Credit: Scott Hughes spent the summer, they would begin subpopulation of flounder disappears, trickling into the bays and inlets it might never be restored. as the water started to cool in the fall, becoming more numerous No one is certain why flounder are dis- as autumn advanced. They came appearing. In their larval stage, they to spawn, reaching a peak of are particularly vulnerable to factors reproductive activity in late February such as silt from dredging, non-point- and March. Then, in late spring, the source pollution and sewage effluent. adult flounder returned to the ocean. However, it is believed that any action Along the way, the winter flounder to rebuild the population must first get enriched the lives of those who lived overfishing under control, something or visited near the shore. They have that managers have, to date, been always been one of our favorite unable or unwilling to accomplish, food fish. Twenty years ago, in even for a single year. In 2006, the 1988, New York anglers landed and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic took home nearly 5 million winter stock of winter flounder, to which flounder. Commercial fishers also New York’s fish belong, probably took their share. Tackle shops, party had about 59% of the mature and charter boats, fish-packing adults were removed from the popula- houses, restaurants and fish dealers tion at a time when the recruitment benefitted along with those who Winter Flounder of juvenile fish into the population is at actually caught the flounder. And or near historic lows. the flounder, of course, played their role in the ecosys- tem, feeding on small invertebrates and being fed on, That level of overfishing, combined with negligible in turn, by fish, birds and marine mammals. spawning success, guarantees a fisheries disaster. It is possible that some subpopulations of winter floun- In the 1990s, the winter flounder’s abundance began der may already have passed beyond the point of no to wane. The decline accelerated into a full-fledged return, although we hope that is not the case. collapse. Where nearly 5 million were landed by However, in order to stem the collapse and begin the anglers just two decades ago, barely 15,000 were rebuilding of New York’s winter flounder population, caught in 2007, a decline of more than 99%. Jim Coastal Conservation Association New York has asked Gilmore, who heads up the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Marine Bureau, speak- the DEC to halt all harvest of winter flounder from ing at the March meeting of the Marine Resources New York waters. CCA NY hopes that DEC will heed Advisory Council, noted that scientists attempting to the request while there is still a flounder population do winter flounder research have, at times, had trou- left to rebuild. ble finding any fish to study. The decline is particularly troubling because New York’s flounder population is comprised of a number Charles A. Witek, III is the State Chair of the Coastal of discreet, locally spawning populations that probably Conservation Association New York. 5 WORKING WATERS An Interview with Jon Semlear By Pat Perez Pat: At what age did you first get Jon: “The habitat is basically the for- started commercial fishing? est for the deer to hide in. Scallops for example, don’t have a place to Jon: “I began working full-time on hide when the eelgrass dies. I think the water in 1983 after obtaining a we need to focus on getting the habi- degree in Coastal Zone Management tats back and we would be okay. from the University of Rhode Island.” Often times, things get closed and Pat: How did you know this is what they don’t open back. Closures are you wanted to do? not necessarily the answer. We should look at better management of Jon: “Growing up in the Village of restoration projects because the Clean Boating Tips Sag Harbor, I was always around management factor can affect the water. In high school I clammed and results. Striped bass for example, hunted for bluefish.” love to eat flounder. They are a predatory fish and their population Pat: What type of gear do you use? has exploded, so maybe the protec- tion of the striped bass went to such Jon: “I use “pound” nets (also called an extent that it’s affecting the bal- a pond net) which extend from stakes driven into the bay bottom in a sym- ance and now we see winter flounder metrical pattern and form a box. This are unable to compete.” box entraps the fish therefore form- Pat: It is sad to acknowledge, but ing an aquarium in a sense.” Baymen like you are a disappearing Pat: Does your catch vary with the breed. Is there any hope that we will seasons? see the 1970’s numbers again where everyone knew someone who Jon: “Most definitely. I fish in Noyac worked the water for a living? • Always “pump it out” – use shore-side and Little Peconic Bay. I start putting restrooms whenever possible. up the nets around April 10th and fish Jon: “Clam prices are lower nowa- through to Thanksgiving. The pro- days and it doesn’t make sense • Spill-proof fueling & oil changes – use an gression of arrivals is pretty much the because there are fewer clams today same every year. Initial catches than there were back then. If there absorbent pad around deck fill and no spill include menhaden, bunker, herring, were more resources (i.e. clams, scal- device at the fuel vent. and later I see fluke & porgy. As the lops, etc. ), I don’t think there would water temperature begins to get be a flood of people wanting to • Prevent oily discharge from your bilge – warmer, I catch mackerel. In the fall, become fishermen again. Our popu- use an oil-absorbent bilge sock. when the fish begin to leave, it’s the lation demographics have changed. reverse.” You have to love it. I think about what the weather is going to be like, • Choose less toxic and biodegradable Pat: After the appearance of the what my strategy will be. It’s a cleaning products and minimize cleaning Brown Tide of 1985, the bay scallop lifestyle more than a living.” and maintenance on the water. fishery virtually collapsed. In the absence of Brown Tide events, do Pat: What should we be doing both • If in-water cleaning must be done, use you feel the fishery can ever recover individually and collectively as a to the pre-Brown Tide level? community to turn things around? non-abrasive cleaning methods or better yet, ask your marina for a discount on a Jon: “The main key is to get the habi- Jon: “People should work with their mid-season haul out for cleaning. tats back and this will require habitat local environmental groups, Trustee restoration projects. The sediments Boards and Town Boards. Managing where eelgrass use to grow for exam- and restoring the resource is expen- • Keep recycled hazardous waste segregat- ple, becomes hard, especially in areas sive and time consuming, so it ed and dispose of it properly–call 1-800- where there is more tidal flow. This requires that everyone pool their CLEAN-UP for a location near you. makes it really hard to re-establish resources and pull together.” eelgrass beds.” • Stow it, do not throw it! Keep your trash Pat: If warranted, would you support Jon Semlear, a resident of Sag Harbor is a com- on board and dispose of it shore-side. imposing an extended closure until mercial bayman and President of Southampton such time stocks are able to recover? Town Board of Trustees. 6 Supporting Peconic Baykeeper Our 2007-2008 Contributors Year-in and year-out since its formation in 1998, the Baykeeper’s work has been made possible through the efforts and generosity of hundreds of members and support- ers, including concerned citizens, scientists and educators, local businesses, public officials, baymen, civic associations, charitable foundations and other environmental groups. Their commitment to our clean water mission has enabled our steady growth and increased public presence through our scientific, public education, communi- ty action and legal programs. We are pleased to acknowledge those who have made generous contributions in support of our programs over the past year. CORPORATE | CIVIC | FOUNDATIONS Alese Life Associates, Inc. Hampton Veterinary Hospital, P .C. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Sebonac Golf Club, LLC Anderson-Rogers Foundation Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation Neighborhood Network Soil, Inc. Atlantica, LLC Herrick Hardware New York City Trout Unlimited Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Blue Point Brewing Company . J. P Spano Building Corp. Norcross Wildlife Foundation Staff & Company, LLC Braun Marketing J.T.&C.B Fish Foundation, Inc. Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic Stony Brook University Bridgehampton Association Janko Rasic Associates Peter & Devon Briger Foundation Suffolk County National Bank Cape Mentelle Winery Jed Fund Pipeline Plumbing and Heating Tamarind Foundation Charity Begins At Home John J. Conefry Jr. Foundation ProCorM Terner Behrman Foundation Charles Engelhard Foundation John T. Montecalvo Inc. Quiogue Association The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Inc. Citizens for Romaine Johnson Family Foundation Quogue Association The American Hotel Coastal Farms, Inc. LightHawk Quogue Community Foundation The Baker Foundation Corcoran Group Lobster Inn Quogue Wildlife Refuge The Garrett and Mary Moran Family Foundation Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Fund, Inc. M.I.T. Alumni Club of Long Island Rauch Foundation The Moore Charitable Foundation Dave Bofill of Modern Yachts Marilyn & Marshall Butler Foundation Remsenburg Association The Nature Conservancy Dean Family Foundation mediaThe foundation inc. RH Witcomb Landscape Gardening Third House Nature Center Eileen Fisher, Inc. Mill Creek Marina, Inc. Richard Meier Foundation Tylergraphic Elite Holding Company Moore Charitable Foundation Ryan Family Trust U.S. Boat Evan Frankel Foundation Moriches Bay Civic Association Sabel & Oplinger, CPA, PC W. B. Lockwood Fund Friends of Bradstock Moriches Bay Garden Club Sabin Metal Corporation Waterkeeper Alliance Funding Exchange Mullen & McCaffrey Sander & Ray Epstein Charitable Foundation Westhampton True Value Hardware Group for the East End Muse Design, Inc. Seatow-Eastern Long Island William F. Harnisch Foundation, Inc. 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