Save The Great South Bay now has York Lab as a major benefactor. York Lab is a family-operated environmental testing laboratory of contaminants in water, soil and air, and has served Long Island and the greater NYC area for more than 30 years.
Karen Marvin Vaccaro is now a board member of Save The Great South Bay. Karen, Founder of Great South Bay Paddleboards, has a great love for The Great South Bay, organizing local cleanups, and raising money to support its revitalization. A leader in the SUP community and on The South Shore, she has a heart as big as the ocean and is much loved on The South Shore.
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.
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.
Jack Bonner, student at Loyola in Maryland, and from East Islip, submitted his research paper on the bay he grew up with. He discusses its problems and prospects.
"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.
Dear Members of The Save The Great South Bay Facebook Group: Over the past 6+ years, I have watched this group grow to …
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!
Save The Great South Bay encourages all local residents eligible for a sewer hook up (the red zones on the map ) to vote …
Two years back, Save The Great South Bay was invited to become a member of the Fertilizer Workgroup for The Long Island Nitrogen Action …
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.
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!