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March 2021

Bay Friendly Yards Webinar: Recycling Stormwater

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stormwater runoff accounts for a large percentage of nitrogen in our local waterways which in turn triggers harmful brown tides in the Great South Bay. Managing stormwater runoff is not only one of the three essential elements of a Bay Friendly Yard but crucial to protecting the Bay. Join us on Saturday, March 13th at 10:00 AM via Zoom for a 20-minute presentation with Frank Piccininni, Director of Habitat Restoration at local environmental non-profit Save The Great South Bay, 501(c)3.…

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Creek Defender East Islip

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overlook Drive @ Country Villge Lane, Overlook Drive @ Country Village Lane
Islip, NY
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Calling East Islip residents! Boy scouts, girl scouts, community civic organizations, school clubs - all are welcome as we partner up with Keep Islip Clean on Saturday, 03/14 from 9 AM - 12 PM to clean up in the gully that runs east of Country Village. This is an area is in desperate need of clean up and all hands are appreciated. It is time to let this area flow freely again. Pickers, safety vests, gloves and bags will be…

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Creek Defender Massapequa

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North side of Massapequa train station by the bike trail.

The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks leading into it. Join Massapequa Creek Defender Tom Dempsey as he cleans up along the banks of the Massapequa Creek on Saturday, March 20 from 1-3 PM. All are welcome – scouts, students, families, local organizations, company teams, etc! Pick a buddy and then pick up one of our Grab ‘n Go gear packs with bags, picker, disposable gloves, safety vests & a map of your designated clean up…

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Creek Defender Bay Shore

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aletta Place, Bay Shore, 1912 Union Blvd
Bay Shore, NY 11706
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The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks leading into it. Bay Shore Creek Defender Tom Kain welcomes all - scouts, students, families, local organizations, company teams, etc! Pick a buddy and then pick up one of our Grab 'n Go gear packs with bags, picker, disposable gloves, safety vests & a map of your designated clean up area. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and waterproof shoes/boots. Masks required when social distancing not possible. Community service…

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Creek Defender Sayville

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brown’s River, Old Montauk Highway
Sayville, NY
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The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks leading into it. Join Sayville Creek Defender James Bertsch as he works to keep the waters of Brown's River flowing by removing invasive species that are clogging and choking it at Greene's Lake. All are welcome - scouts, students, families, local organizations, company teams, etc! Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and waterproof shoes/boots. Masks required when social distancing not possible. Community service available. Sayville / Brown's River - Greene's…

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