ATTENTION ALL BABYLONIANS!
Save The Great South Bay’s Creek Defender Program will be in action April 21st along Carll’s River!
Babylon High School, The Elementary School, The PTA, The Village of Babylon, The Town of Babylon,The I Love Long Island Campaign, South Shore Paddle Boards, and a number of local civic groups and businesses will gather to help clean Carll’s River. Here is a map of the areas we will cover:
To save The Great South Bay, we must defend our creeks. We must stop polluting them with storm water runoff, pesticides, lawn fertilizers, and illegal dumping. There are 41 creeks flowing into the bay. The Creek Defender Program is for their revitalization.
On April 21st, we will be removing shopping carts, car tires, and hundreds of bags of trash from the river and its shores.
We will be planting red maples along Carlls River, building a “swamp forest” that will help to filter ground water before it reaches the river.
We also will be championing The I Love Long Island Campaign, which calls for “bay friendly” yards that are pesticide and chemical fertilizer free, where the plants are natives. Remember: What goes on your lawn goes either into our drinking water, or into our bay.
11:30-12:00 Registration (Babylon Park Ave Tennis Courts, just east of the Babylon Grade School)
12:00-4:00 Creek Clean Up.
4:00-8:00 After Party Location TBA. Kick Off by Todd Shaw, Babylon’s Creek Defender (Carlls, Sumpawams, Fosters)
Kudos to Babylon for showing The South Shore the way, and for creating the model through which, creek by creek, we can bequeath a healthier bay to future generations!