Bob Draffin, President of The Bayport Civic Association and now President of The Sayville Rotary Club, is now Bayport’s Creek Defender! In the video …
Join your Creek Defenders and the rest of The Patchogue Community and help The Great South Bay!
New York State lawmakers have agreed to impose a statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales, changing a way …
OAKDALE—Suffolk County Legis. William Lindsay met with residents at the Oakdale Civic meeting last week regarding plans to sewer parts of Oakdale using New York State storm relief funds. Lindsay shared the tentative boundaries and timeline for the project including news there would be an Oakdale sewer referendum vote in the future. This vote would impact those residents located within the area to receive sewers, and it would take place after a sewer district was established. The county plans to use $26.4 million of previously allocated storm recovery money to do the work.
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Even if the real reason was not disease control (it isnt), but nuisance spraying (it is), killing the creatures that eat mosquitoes along with the mosquitoes doesn't work. Its an expensive and destructive fools game, yet our county legislature continues to want to play it.
The South Shore Estuary Reserve is 306 square miles and is composed of all the South Shore bays and their watershed. Jamaica Bay, The Great South Bay, Moriches Bay and Shinnecock Bay are the four largest of the bays within it.
Cornell Cooperative Extension recently reached out to Save The Great South Bay in search of lead volunteers and regular volunteers for their Shellfish Restoration …
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.