The Plan to Save Quogue’s Dunes and Beaches
The Plan for Quogue
Preliminary Design of the Quogue Beach Nourishment Project
Prepared by First Coastal Corporation and Coastal Science & Engineering.
A Primer on long island’s dynamic south shore
Prepared by Jay Tanski.
Three Funding Scenarios
Village Tax - WIP
Analysis February 2020 prepared by First Coastal Corporation and assumes work is done in conjunction with FIMP. Download Quogue Beach Restoration Costs 2020.
Analysis October 2014 assuming piggyback on FIMP timing. Download the October 2014 issue of The Quogue Village Voice and start on page 2. Download Quogue Village Voice.
Village of Quogue Tax Assessment Facts based upon 2014-2015 Net Assessed Values (NAV). Download Assessment Summary Information.
Fire Island to Montauk Point (“FIMP”) is 100% federally funded beach nourishment that may become available to the eastern stretch of Quogue Beach. Public access [parking and access] on an equitable basis to meet local demand is a prerequisite to any federal expenditure for beach restoration. 30 years of maintenance is cost shared with the Village and the Village is responsible for approximately 11% of maintenance costs. This a relatively small unknown number as the scope of the project is under review based on the increased erosion. Regardless, the federal and state governments are picking up almost 90% of these costs. The Federal Government also guarantees 87% of the work over a 10 year period.
The Army Corps of Engineers performs this work on behalf of the public and therefore it is not possible to privately pay the Army Corps to do the work in an attempt to obfuscate the need for public access.
View the 2016 Draft FIMP Report
View the 1989 FIMP Guidelines, see Page 13 for Public Access Requirements
Beach Erosion Control District
Beach Erosion Control Districts have been successfully implemented in Watermill/Bridgehampton and Sagaponak.
Permits and Reports
- March 5, 2021 – FIMP Fact Sheet by U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NEW YORK DISTRICT
- October 13, 2020 – A Simplified Region Input Output Model for Beach Restoration, ASBPA, 2020 National Conference by Aram Terchunian, First Coastal Geologist
- January 21, 2020 – Army Corp of Engineer Report re: FIMP
- November 15, 2019 – Village Letter to Dune Road Homeowners re: Geotextile Structures
- October 28, 2019 – Village Letter to Dune Road Homeowners re: Sand Fencing
- 2018 – The Economic Value of America’s Beaches – 2018 Update by James R. Houston, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
- July 11, 2016 – NYDEC Permit Issued to Quogue Village. Save the Dunes & Beaches foundation funded and coordinated with the Quogue Village to receive the beach nourishment permit required to repair the beach. The permitting process faced many objections from a vocal minority however over many objections, the DEC issued a permit for Quogue while also addressing environmental concerns. Read the permit, approved plans, and responses to public comments. Read the permit, approved plans, and responses to public comments.
- August 24, 2015 – Village Of Quogue Fact Sheet
- July 2015 – FIMP Fact Sheet – Fire Island to Montauk Point
- February 2015 – FIMP Fact Sheet – Shinnecock Inlet
- June 21, 2014 – 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.
- 2012 – CSE Report prepared for First Coastal Corporation on Preliminary Design and Permitting For Quogue Beach Restoration Project
- July, 2011 – Quogue Beach Final Feasibility Report
- June 15, 1989 – FIMP Public Access Requirement – Federal Participation in Shore Protection Report (pg 13)