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Speaker Series: Nitrogen, Brown Tide and the Great South Bay

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

For decades, the Great South Bay has been under assault of nitrogen overload which triggers algal blooms, such as Brown Tide, decimating marine life and affecting water quality. The largest contributor of nitrogen pollution to the Bay are outdated cesspools. Across Suffolk County there are some 380,000 homes and businesses that still rely on these outdated systems. There are several efforts underway to help address this issue.

Join us along with policy makers, environmental advocates, and clean water professionals, as Save The Great South Bay explores what initiatives are underway and/or planned to help reduce nitrogen pollution in the Bay at our next Speaker Series: Nitrogen, Brown Tide and the Great South Bay on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 8 AM – 10 AM at the View in Oakdale.

Registration a must! Register here: https://nitrogen.eventbrite.com

Distinguished Panelists

Peter Scully, Deputy County Executive for Administration, Suffolk County aka Sewer Czar

Dr. Christopher Gobler, Stony Brook University, SOMAS, Gobler Laboratories

Susan Van Patten, Section Chief, Bureau of Water Resource Management, NYS DEC

Kevin Mcdonald, Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy

Joe Densieski, Proprietor, Waste Water Works, IA/OWTS


8:00-8:45 AM Networking over continental breakfast

8:45 -9:45 AM Panel Discussion

9:45-10:00 AM Audience Q&A

Coffee and continental breakfast will be served.

Email us at [email protected] or call 646.827.0733 with any questions.

About Save The Great South Bay

Save The Great South Bay is a 501(c)e environmental non-profit whose mission is to protect and improve the water quality of Long Island’s Great South Bay using scientific expertise and grassroots collaboration to bring people together, benefiting our environment for current and future generations to enjoy.


May 5
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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The View
3 Consuelo Pl
Oakdale, NY 11769 United States
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