Babylon's Third Annual Creek Defender Day drew 65 volunteers despite early threatening weather. We worked hard both in the trash removal and in the planting or a Native Forest that will act as a filter for groundwater entering into Carll's River and therefore The Great South Bay.
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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.
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.
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.
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Save The Great South Bay encourages all local residents eligible for a sewer hook up (the red zones on the map ) to vote …