About the Friends


Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to the preservation, stewardship, and public appreciation of the Long Pond Greenbelt. A unique preserve featuring coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands, the Greenbelt stretches across the South Fork from Otter Pond in Sag Harbor to Sagaponack Pond in Sagaponack.


  • Organize walks, talks, workshops, educational programs and field trips with local schools, monthly moonlight hikes, and a Sundays at Two series of presentations at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center.
  • Maintain a tree identification trail marking over 20 species of native trees and shrubs. Publish and distribute a tree i.d. guide
  • Sponsor an Annual Celebration Day in partnership with other local environmental and cultural organizations
  • Organize clean-ups and participate in the annual Great East End Cleanup held each spring in honor of Earth Day
  • Partner with The Nature Conservancy, Southampton Town, and Suffolk County to rehabilitate disturbed areas
  • Hold monthly meetings to plan work projects and educational programs.  
  • Target parcels for preservation and encourage their acquisition through established open space programs, including the Southampton Community Preservation Fund.
  • Restore the 42-acre Vineyard Field grassland in Bridgehampton.

Established in 1997, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.



President: Dai Dayton
Vice President: Sandra Ferguson
Secretary/Treasurer: Jean Dodds


Susan Baran
Sharone Einhorn
David Cummings
Doreen Johnston
Larry Penny


Jim Ash
Barbara Bornstein
Priscilla Ciccariello
Jackson Dodds