Amityville Clean Up – Ketcham’s Creek

We are teaming up with the Town of Babylon and the Village of Amityville to conduct a widespread clean up along Ketcham's Creek on Saturday, May 21 from 9 AM - 1 PM. Pickers, bags & gloves will be provided. Community service available. Volunteers please meet us here at the corner of Lake and Montauk […]

Invasive Removal – Greene’s Creek, Sayville

Sayville High School 20 Brook St., Sayville

Join Sayville Creek Defender James Bertsch on an invasive removal project along Greene's Creek in Sayville on Sunday, June 5 from 9:00-11:00 AM. Please bring safety goggles and clipper tools to this event. Gloves and bags will be provided. This event is best suited to ages 18+. Please RSVP to James or ask questions at […]

Speaker Series: Creeks as Classrooms – Bridging Education and Local Stewardship

The View 3 Consuelo Pl, Oakdale, NY

Save The Great South Bay, a local 501(c)3 environmental non-profit, invites teachers, curriculum administrators and other educational partners from across the South Shore to discover ways to incorporate our local waterways into the classroom. From history to data collection, our creeks can serve as an extension of the traditional classroom and a window into the […]

Invasive Removal – Connetquot River State Park

Connetquot State Park

We are teaming up with Friends of Connetquot River and the staff at Connetquot River State Park to conduct an invasive removal of Phragmites along the Connetquot River.  Adults only - this is a fragile eco area. This is also a muddy job so please dress appropriately for muck - waders or tall waterproof boots […]

Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta Celebration

Long Island Yacht Club 307 Little East Neck Road South, Babylon, NY

Set on the magnificent waterfront at the historic Long Island Yacht Club with views to the Robert Moses Bridge on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 5-8 PM, this amazing event follows the multi-class Mayor’s Cup Regatta and benefits Save The Great South Bay, 501(c)3.  Live music with the No Request Band, cold beverages, oysters shucked […]

ICC Creek Defender: East Islip Marina

As part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up initiative, Save The Great South Bay is teaming up with Keep Islip Clean and Senator Alexis Weik to conduct a clean up at the East Islip Marina and the surrounding areas on Saturday, September 24th from 9 AM - 11 AM. Many hands make light […]

Islip Clean Up – Orowoc Creek

Islip - The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks leading into it. Join us as we team up with Keep Islip Clean to clean up along the Orowoc Creek on Sunday, October 16th from 9:00-11:00 AM. All are welcome - scouts, students, families, local organizations, company teams, etc! Pick […]

ICC Beach Clean Up: Gilgo Beach

Gilgo Beach - Join us as we participate in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up program at Gilgo Beach led by Creek Defender Chairperson Tom Kain on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00-11:00 AM.  All are welcome - scouts, students, families, local organizations, company teams, etc! Pick a buddy and then pick up one of […]

Invasive Removal – Brown Creek/Mill Pond Sayville

Join Sayville Creek Defender James Bertsch on an invasive removal project along Brown Creek/Mill Pond in Sayville on Sunday, October 30 from 9:00-11:00 AM. Please bring safety goggles and clipper tools to this event. Gloves and bags will be provided. This event is best suited to ages 18+. Please RSVP to James or ask questions […]

ICC Creek Defender: Tanner Park Marina/Copiague

NEW TIME DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST: 11 AM - 2 PM Calling all Copiague residents! As part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up initiative, Save The Great South Bay is teaming up with the Town of Babylon and local volunteer Deborah Arcaria (thanks Deb!) to conduct a much needed clean up at Tanner […]