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A Green New Deal For The South Shore and The Great South Bay

If we are to save The Great South Bay, it will require that each community along The South Shore mobilizes around clean ups, native plantings, bay friendly native yards that are fertilizer and pesticide free, that all constituencies are actively involved. We cant wait for help from above. Its up to us. That's OUR Green New Deal.

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As Suffolk Wages War On Nitrogen, Other Threats to Region’s Waters Demand Attention

Long Island's water quality ./ water pollution issues hardly end with nitrogen from cesspools and fertilizer. Industrial pollutants -- pharmaceuticals, flame retardants -- PFOS and PFOA -- 1,4 Dioxane, and pesticides are widespread and very expensive to remove.

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Latest Efforts To Clean Up Polluted Waters May Be A Drop In The Bucket

"The Foggiest Idea" looks at what progress we have made lowering nitrogen levels in our waters. The problem is only a tiny fraction of the 500,000 cesspools have been replaced so far. On Jan 22nd, there will be a referendum on sewering in Great River, Babylon, and Mastic. That will take a good bite out of the problem since these areas are in key watersheds -- The Carll's, Connetquot, and The Forge.

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Save The Great South Bay’s 2019 Plans

Become a Member of Save The Great South Bay and support a local citizens movement. Sponsor Save The Great South Bay and make a difference in your .community, creek by creek, yard by yard. Bring health to the bay by healing the mainland!

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Introducing the “Bay Friendly Yards” E-Book!

Go Native! Go Naked! You can pay the expense in fertilizer, pesticides, and water trying to keep Kentucky Blue Grass and other non-natives alive here on Long Island, or plant what belongs here, and spare yourself the headache and expense while also restoring habitat and improving water quality in our bays, rivers, and ponds.

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A Letter To The Great River Community

Attention Great River residents! You can help your community, help The Great South Bay, and help lead The South Shore to a better future by voting YES January 22nd on the sewering ballot. The money is there to spend from federal Sandy Relief funds, but this is our one chance. Cesspools are destroying the bay. Other communities will have their votes coming up. Let's start with a YES to a healthy bay and to a more vibrant South Shore!

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