East Hampton Scenic Areas Incorporated into New York's Coastal Management Program
January 5, 2011
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management approved a request from the Department of State for designation of nine Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance within the Town of East Hampton. These scenic resources comprise over 25,000 acres at the east end of Long Island along East Hampton's Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound shorelines.
The designation of Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance is provided for through the State's Coastal Management Program, administered by the Department of State. Similar scenic areas were previously designated throughout the Hudson River valley.
The designation of these nine scenic areas assures that state, federal, and local governments will work in partnership to assure their protection. The new Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance include the following: