On May 24, John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Monitoring (CERCOM), presented “Our Coastlines Under Siege” at the LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) meeting.
Dr. Tanacredi discussed the health of the Long Island coastal ecosystem and the effects that it has on the overall health of Long Island’s environment. Twomey Latham was co-sponsor of the breakfast forum, which was attended by Partners Patrick Fife and Reza Ebrahimi, and Associate Lorraine Paceleo.
The firm does a significant amount of legal work related to Long Island’s coastlines. For instance, for the past several years Reza has been working with a group of homeowners in Quogue who are opposing efforts by other homeowners and the Village of Quogue to manage beach erosion through a controversial proposal to dredge off of the Quogue coastline and deposit sand along the affected beach. Patrick has represented clients on wetlands permit issues on the East End. In addition, for the past several years, he has also been helping individual homeowners and communities on Fire Island deal with house relocations and easements that were required as part of the Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project (FIMI) being performed by Suffolk County in participation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.