Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, to East Hampton to give a public lecture on deer contraception. Dr. Liu is a distinguished researcher who developed the major contraception method in use today.
In 2006, the EHGW commissioned Frank Verret to conduct the first-ever scientific survey of the deer population in East Hampton. Using a ground-based, distance sampling method, Verret estimated 3, 293 deer. We presented his written report to the Town Board and all East Hampton libraries.
In 2008, EHGW obtained Town Board approval to install roadside reflectors, designed to reduce auto/deer collisions, along a 0.6 mile stretch of Stephen Hands Path. We later installed reflectors along another 0.6 mile of the same road. Preliminary data indicated that the reflectors were effective.
In 2009, EHGW partnered with ECCO Farm to install a fence around their vegetable plots as an alternative to the farm’s plan for a deer cull on their property. In 2009, on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, EHGW sponsored an Honor the Animals celebration in East Hampton town. In 2009, EHGW
On numerous occasions we have provided information on landscaping with deer-resistant plants to town residents through leaflets and newspaper advertisements. In 2012 EHGW prepared and widely distributed a brochure called “Deer and You: Learn to Appreciate and Live in Harmony with White-Tailed Deer.” The brochure addressed Lyme Disease, deer-vehicle collisions, facts about deer, a list
Speakers included Larry Penny, Randy Parsons, Ilissa Meyers, Ellen Crain, and Dell Cullum. Among the highlights was Larry's presentation of evidence that questions the negative impact of deer on the town's understory vegetation. Randy gave a clear presentation of the 4-Poster method of tick control, while Ilissa and Ellen discussed sterilization and contraception, respectively. Dell