Volunteers Install beemats in montauk

Montauk, NY

Nearly 40 volunteers joined to install ~3,000 sq. ft. of seasonal & reusable floating wetlands in Fort Pond, Montauk.

7,200 native plants were transplanted into custom Beemats Floating Wetlands. As these plants mature, their roots will uptake excess nitrogen and phosphorus from the pond as food. The goal is to reduce the nutrient load in the pond to lessen the extent and severity of the harmful algal blooms (HABs) which have plagued Fort Pond for years.

This remediation project was made possible by a grant from the Town of East Hampton Community Preservation Fund Water Quality Improvement Program. (Photos: John Chimples)