Beach Blanket Bingo

There is going to be room to play!!

Dredging of Fire Island Inlet is in progress! This multi-purpose project provides a navigation channel and storm benefits through the dredging of the navigation channel with all the dredged sand placed westward along Gilgo Beach shoreline.

The sand replenishment project is making good progress with the beach filled in from the Sore Thumb to past Hemlock Cove as of today’s posting.

The Project involved moving 2.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Fire Island Inlet to the Town of Babylon and New York State Gilgo Beach areas to the west. The minimum depth of the navigation channel thru the inlet is to be 14 feet. The new beach is projected to be an average beach of 100 feet. The cost of the project is 26.2 million dollars and should be completed by April 10th, 2019.

Above is slide show photographed on December 27th, 2018, of the walk from the path at end of Cottage Walk walking east to the beach area where the erosion is the worst. Thank God the Dredging Project is less than a mile away.

Dredging front of Coast Guard Dove Dec 2018
Dredging front of Coast Guard Cove Dec 2018

For the Coast Guard Station area of beach, the sand replenishment project is just in a nick of time. Last week with the 40 mph on shore winds, cars on Ocean Parkway were treated to a 20 foot high sea foam funnel blowing across the highway at dusk. Take a look at the pictures below of the dune line just west of Coast Guard, one more good storm might have breached the dune line.

Dunes 100' east path at end Cottage Walk looking north, this is the most eroded location
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north, this is the most eroded location
Dunes 100' east path at end Cottage Walk around 4 feet high. Dec 2018
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk around 4 feet high. Dec 2018
Close up of Dune 100' east path at end Cottage Walk looking north from base of dune! You can see Ocean Parkway.
Close up of Dune 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north from base of dune!
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north at Car on Ocean Parkway.

the Farmer’s Market

Check out the new Farmers Market in the Oak Beach Parking lot this Saturday!

Local venders offering quality organic and home grown produce and things.

Stop on by Saturday June 30th!

Kayaking for our Veterans

On September 16th, the Town of Babylon hosts the 3rd annual Kayaking for a Cause event at Cedar Beach to Benefit our Veterans, here are the specifics from the Town of Babylons web site.

This year’s event will go towards helping the VFW Warren Keer Post 9482 in Copiague.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, with 1st launch at 9:00 AM.
the Cause offers 3 skill level of trails, so whether your a beginner or pro, we have a route for you.

* * New in 2018, SUP’s are Welcome to join in the Cause!

So PUT September 16th on your calender and join the Cause!

Beach Volly Ball the 23rd

Save The Beaches has sponsored our very first  Cedar Beach Co-Ed Volleyball Team.

Join us for their FIRST game of the 2018 season! May 23rd~ Wednesday~ 6 pm ~Cedar Beach……

Beach Erosion – Gilgo Beach – Coast Guard – 5/7/18

Walked Gilgo Beach from the center Path to Coast Guard Station late morning during the mid  tide.The slide below shows a picture of the West and then the walk East to Coast Guard Station.

Most of the dunes have eroded to within a foot or so of their peaks.
The majority of storm fencing and posts are gone or damaged.
The high water line comes within a couple of feet of the dunes in many locations.
There is not a lot of beach!

Mike from CA in front a half a dune on the east side of Gilgo before Coast Guard Station.

100 feet West of Coast Guard Station, erosion has gone past the peak height of the dune, it is eating up the dune to Ocean Parkway.
Look at the high tide marking in the sand, the ocean is reaching the dune line regularly on high tides.

Check Captain Rick and Gabby in front the dune danger zone, dune lost 10 feet plus in height.

Look at the dark sand area line on the beach, it is where the dune used to exist!

Top of the Dune Danger Zone, no flat top here.

This is the Top of the dunes 150′ West at the Path. Gives you an idea of the amount of destruction.

The South Shore Babylon Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.