The Hampton Bays Civic Association will host a presentation by Jennifer Garvey, the Long Island development manager for Deepwater Wind, at 7 PM on Monday, July 30 at the Southampton Town Community Center on 25 Ponquogue Avenue.
Garvey will present an overview of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine project that has been proposed for an area about 30 miles off the coast of Montauk, which would then be connected to the grid at a point in East Hampton.
Garvey will also discuss the potential for offshore wind power throughout the northeast.
Several stakeholders are also expected to participate in the panel discussion. Bonnie Brady, the executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, will represent the commercial fishing industry. Robert Di Giovanni, the chief scientist of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, will present the AMCS’s perspective on the issue as New York State’s leading whale-response organization. Giovanni is also the principal investigator on aerial marine surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic region, from Virginia to Delaware and the Chesapeake Bay, for sea turtles and marine mammals. A representative from the Audubon Society is also expected to attend.
The public has been invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. For more information, visit www.hbcivic.org or call 631-723-2289.