The Great South Bay.
For hundreds of years, it was a ‘shellfish factory’: oysters, then clams. This shallow
lagoon on The South Shore of Long Island provided half of all the hard shell clams
eaten in this country.
For generations, baymen worked the bay and raised their families
on it. We swam here, we sailed, we fished.
But after World War II, Long Island quadrupled in size, and our local waters suffered greatly.
Thousands of septic tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, road runoff – killing our Great South Bay.
And in 1985, the first major brown tide hit. The clam population fell by well over 90% and a way of life – seemingly disappeared.
Today, the people of Long Island are starting to take a stand, – they are fighting for a future we’d want for our children.
Save The Great South Bay, a non-profit is on the rise. We work to educate Long Islanders
as to what is wrong with their waters – and how we can fix them. We advocate for
local sewer construction along the bay, for open space preservation, for stricter
guidelines on fertilizer use, for implementing the latest in wastewater technologies,
for local action, and most importantly, for a return of the clams and the oysters.
Oysters alone can filter our waters clean and bring in millions of dollars in revenue to our local communities!
We ask you then to help us create a cleaner bay. Use only ecofriendly fertilizers.
Skip the pesticides. Call upon your elected officials to address the environmental
crisis all of Long Island is facing from wastewater. Long Island, and its future, is
For more information – go to our website or find us on facebook and find out how you can help Save The Great South Bay!
The solution – starts with you!
- STGSB Podcast Episode 5: Methoprene & Emerging Contaminants - December 17, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 4: Native Planting with Matt Gettinger - December 17, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 3: Shellfish and the Revitalization of the Great South Bay - December 16, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 2: The Challenges of Sustainable Development - December 6, 2019
- The Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta and Clambake — Celebrating Our Heritage on The Great South Bay - September 27, 2019
- Clam Bake And Party For Save the Great South Bay - August 30, 2019
- Official SGSB Letter To The NYS Parks Department Re: West Brook With Bonus Drone Footage - July 21, 2019
- Repel The Invaders And Help Save The Great South Bay - June 20, 2019
- Coffee With The Supervisor: Native Plantings, Methoprene - June 18, 2019
- The 5K Run For The Bay: Pursuing Change - May 23, 2019