On the Shoreline’s Future

    The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will hold its annual meeting at the Montauk Firehouse on Saturday at 3 p.m. After a brief meeting, “Beaches or Boulders: Montauk’s Future Shoreline” will be discussed by guest speakers including Orrin H. Pilkey, a James B. Duke professor emeritus of earth and ocean sciences at Duke University. A pre-eminent marine and coastal geologist, Mr. Pilkey specializes in the study of ocean beaches and coastal policy, particularly in resort communities.

    Also speaking will be Stephen Leatherman, who is known as Dr. Beach for his annual report on the country’s best beaches. A professor and the director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, Mr. Leatherman has also directed the national park research unit at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and was an assistant professor in the department of geology at Boston University. An author of more than 200 journal articles and technical reports, he has also written, co-written, and edited 16 books on the subject of changing seas.