In an effort to provide information to those interested in helping remediate impaired Town Shellfish Lands, Southold Town Trustee, John Bredemeyer, will be making a brief presentation to the Southold Town Conservation Council at 4:30 PM on Wednesday May 11, 2011 at Down’s Creek Preserve, Cutchogue. Topics to be covered are: The Coliform Bacteria, The Involved Agencies, New water testing methods and a brief description of the Town’s MS4 program.
New East End Drug Incineration Program
It’s a start. Thank you to our independent East End pharmacies, who are now offering a program to help us keep toxins from unwanted medications out of our waterways. In a bid to level the field with competing chain stores and mail order prescription drugs, local pharmacies on both North and South Forks have formed a consortium and introduced a program to take back old prescription drugs and dispose of them properly.
‘Tis the season
Whether you’re casting off the beach, fishing from your kayak, 14’ Starcraft or a 36’ Off-shore Grady White, you need to be concerned with what and how many fish you can catch/keep. (If you are that lucky.)
New York State backed off the license requirements as a direct result of the actions of our Trustees and those of the other East End towns, but, you are required to have a Federal Registration card to fish for Striped Bass or fish in Federal waters from 3-200 miles offshore. Registration is free (this year) and can be done online at www.countmyfish.noaa.gov
USFWS (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) is accepting public comments through November 23, 2009, on its proposed Strategic Plan for Climate Change and accompanying 5-Year Action Plan. Both Plans are part of the Department of the Interior’s commitment to organizing a Department-wide effort to protect the country’s water, land, fish and wildlife against the effects of global warming. The Service developed the Plans to provide the basic framework for and specific details of its overall strategy for working with others to “ensure the sustainability of fish, wildlife and habitats in the face of climate change.” The Strategic Plan lays out the Service’s general climate change goals whereas the Action Plan identifies specific actions the Service will take to accomplish those goals.
Question 2: Deer Control: What is your position on deer management? Would you support a change in the present status from managing wildlife to pest management? How would you pursue this goal?
SOUTHOLD TOWN BOARD 2009 CANDIDATE ANSWERS (in alphabetical order)