WHAT QUOGUE IS DOINGVillage of Quogue, founded 1659. Peter Sartorious, Mayor of Quogue, is leading the village’s efforts to preserve the community’s precious natural resources. Click here to learn what Quogue is doing.
Twelve years before Sandy struck, a group of Quogue citizens formed the Save the Dunes and Beaches Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and protection of the dunes and beaches of Quogue through education, advocacy and public action. The barrier beach protects all residents and it is an economic engine that affects the property values of all residents as well as the economic viability of local businesses. We are all stewards of our shoreline. The Quogue Beach Bulletin is open to contributions to advance public knowledge and discussion.
WHAT OUR NEIGHBOR DIDWest Hampton Dunes, Inc, founded 1993. Mayor Gary Vegliante organized the community efforts that saved the beach so that it was unharmed by Sandy. Click here to learn what our neighbor did.
- Tidal Charts: high tide & low tide charts for Shinnecock Inlet
- SLOSH Hurricane Inundation Map: how far inland will the ocean roll during a hurricane?
- Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines: The work of Dr. Robert Young.
- Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch: up to the minute breaking news in our area. (*very helpful resource especially during storms)
- 27East: Western Version: online link to the East End’s weekly published newspaper (subscription required for full read)
- Village of Quogue: Useful information about our Village
- Southampton: Useful information about the Town of Southampton, of which Quogue is a hamlet.
- Quogue Association
- Quogue Library
- West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center
- Quogue Wildlife Refuge
- The Barrier Beach Preservation Association: Going beyond its West Hampton Dunes boundaries and making a difference in communities along the shore with their initiatives.
- Beth’s Cafe: Delicious gourmet food for one or more than 100.
- Double Rainbow: “The little shoppe with more.”
- Quogue Fire Department
Email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Major Reports
Quogue Beaches: Here today, Gone tomorrow? “Beach nourishment is a viable engineering alternative for shore protection; its application is suitable for some, but not all, locations where erosion is occurring.”
On Transparency in the Coastal Hazard Mitigation Debate by Dr. David R. Basco, Professor Emeritus, Old Dominion University. “All solutions are site specific.”
Quogue Beach Restoration Summary “Quogue’s 2.7 mile coastline has lost 60,000 cubic yards per year since the 1950s, equivalent to a 5 feet per year shoreline recession.”
Long Island South Shore study by Jay Tanski, with New York Sea Grant. “Bringing Science to the Shore.”
Who’s guarding the beaches?
BERM BUILDING Peter Sartorius, the Mayor of Quogue, announces that the DEC has approved a five-year program for the village to replenish the eroded dunes to the east and west of the village beach. Bulldozers are depositing sand scraped from surplus summer berms. The fifteen day project began on August 22 and is mandated to be completed by August 31.