A big thank you to Jennifer Skilbred from the Group for the East End. At our last meeting she told us all about an exciting new program. The program allows us to learn more about our local estuary and all its amazing bays, while improving our property and reducing pollution from entering local waters.
The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) is providing a unique opportunity for our neighborhood (Reeve’s Bay watersheds). The PEP will provide financial rewards for homeowners that add native vegetation areas and/or rain barrels to their properties. Funds are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis.
This link contains links to the guidelines, application, and lists of native plants to help you get started. Click here for more information
- No Brush will be picked up. So don’t put any out unless you and your neighbors want to look at it until the spring.
- Leaves must be bagged in biodegradedable paper bags only. No plastic bags will be accepted.
- Senior Citizen/Special needs program. Seniors 73 years or older and residents with special needs must register with the Highway Department prior to the program beginning.
- Self haul Program. All residents may self haul leaves for no charge year round to any transfer station (excluding Sag Harbor).
- For more detailed information go to the following link: Fall Cleanup Program
- Run or ride with a friend: There’s always safety in numbers.
- Trust your instincts: If you think you are in an area you should not be, you probably are.
- Carry a whistle or similar type of noisemaker. In the event of an emergency, the sound may scare off a would-be attacker, a boat horn might even be better.
- Don’t wear headphones or listen to music. These can distract you from being aware of your surroundings and who may be approaching you.
- Show you are suspicious: If you are being followed, turn to look at the person. It sends a clear message that you will not be taken by surprise.
- Change directions: If someone is following you on foot, cross the street and vary your pace. If the person following you is in a car, turn and walk in the opposite direction
These same challenges confront our children waiting or walking to the bus stop.
- Children waiting for the bus: Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger. Always go straight home and tell your parents if a stranger tries to talk to you or pick you up.
At the next FRNCA meeting
October 15, 7pm Crohan Community Center
655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders
Chris Nuzzi vs Jay Schneiderman
Anna Throne-Hoist vs Linda Kabot
Jeff Mansfield and Stan Glinka vs Frank Zappone and Brad Bender
Thanks to Kevin Lennon, Don Schmitt and Bill Reller for moving our benches into position on Temple, Sylvan, and Royal beaches. The benches were purchased by your civic association. The little plaques on each bench represent special contributions toward their purchase made in the name of members past and present. Enjoy!