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Introducing Our Newest Board Member: Karen Vaccaro Marvin

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.

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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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