Save The Great South Bay welcomes each and all to Tres Palms on March 28th, Wednesday!
We will be discussing our goals for the coming year, including the upcoming Creek Defender event in Babylon on April 21st. We will go over the scope of work for that day, and speak to how we can launch Creek Defender Programs elsewhere, such as Bay Shore, Lindenhurst, and elsewhere, and how we intend to work with other environmental and civic groups along The South Shore.
There will be a film crew on hand from Hofstra’s Center For Civic Engagement. They are making a series of short videos about about STGSB, and they want to hear from you. They will be on hand to interview people, and to document what we are doing with The Creek Defender Program, The I Love Long Island Campaign, and our Habitat Restoration Program to save The Great South Bay.
They want to do their shooting between 4-6 so get there early if you want to be interviewed.
At 6 PM, Save The Great South Bay will go over the plans for Babylon Creek Defender Day. We will have represented by Karen Vaccaro Marvin of South Shore Paddleboards discussing how they will clean around the mouths of Carll’s River, Foster’s Creek and Sumpwams Creek.
Todd Shaw, a Director of Save The Great South Bay, and Babylon’s Creek Defender, will go over the logistics.
We will also discuss how we will be plant natives along The Carll’s and with the help of volunteer citizen scientists, take soil and water samples that we can share with other researchers and the general public using our online maps and phone app.
We will also offer an overview of The I Love Long Island Campaign, which advocates for ‘bay friendly yards’ — no pesticides or chemical fertilizers, especially near creeks and bays.
Ranger Rick, Eric Powers of Your Connection To Nature and Brookhaven’s CEED, a community environmental educations group, will be on hand with a couple of his critters.
Last but not least Blue Point Brewing Company will be gracing us with a cask keg of theic Citrus Plunge, and will run raffles and give aways.
Drink The Bay Clean will be back in production soon when the new brewery opens. The above will do just fine for now!
Our goal this year is to work with every shore community to build a spirit of local stewardship in Babylon and elsewhere.
We all care about where we are from! We look forward to meeting with you!