Tag: Sayville

Learn Oyster Gardening — And Help Rebuild A Way of Life

A class to teach young people the art of oyster growing is about to begin in Islip at Great Atlantic Shellfish Farms. Register now! Create your own oyster garden. Learn the art of oyster cultivation, and maybe someday become a bayman. That would help to bring an industry -- and a bay back!

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Can Sayville Save The Great South Bay? It Starts With a Moratorium On Pesticides and Non-Organic Fertilizers

Sayville, via the drive and inspiration of its freshman class, can become a test case; can we as a village stop using pesticides and high nitrogen fertilizer? Will that help our oyster harvests, and will an increase in the oysters help the bay?

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Sayville High School’s Freshman Class Chooses To Support “Save The Great South Bay”

Each year, each grade at Sayville High School chooses a cause or a non-profit to support. This year, the Freshmen of Sayville High School chose "Save The Great South Bay" as their non-profit. It was Doug Shaw, who teaches English at The High School and was born and raised in Sayville, who reached out to me via our Facebook Group to relay the good news. He told me "the kids were looking to do something really local."

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Town of Islip Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Public Engagement Meeting

Sayville, West Sayville, and Bayport, have earned an opportunity to begin to repair it's coastline. We have now what is called an LWRP -- a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program -- so that we can together, as citizens of these towns, begin to fix our streams, ponds, marshes and bays. It is imperative that we work closely with them, actively offering our best advice as to how we should fix our local environments. Where can in these three villages in Islip we find ways to improve the overall environmental health of our waters? It is Save The Great South Bay's great hope that our engagement with this LWRP can evolve into a roadmap for healing our bay. What we end up doing in Sayville, West Sayville, and Bayport, will be repeated elsewhere.

So even if you can't make this first meeting of three, at least take the LWRP's public survey gauging people's priorities as we seek to revitalize our coasts. Is supporting shore line restaurants more important to you than flooding? How important is habitat restoration to you, or water quality? The important thing is that we as a community engage with the LWRP so that we can together plan a better future for our community. Our LWRP will be our advocate in Albany, for the plans they deem have the greatest merit. So let's tell them. Here is their survey, whether or not you can come Tuesday night between 7-9 to 88 Greene Avenue, Sayville, to the public library, to deliver your suggestions in person.

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Town of Islip Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Public Engagement Meeting

Sayville, West Sayville, and Bayport, have earned an opportunity to begin to repair it's coastline. We have now what is called an LWRP -- a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program -- so that we can together, as citizens of these towns, begin to fix our streams, ponds, marshes and bays. It is imperative that we work closely with them, actively offering our best advice as to how we should fix our local environments. Where can in these three villages in Islip we find ways to improve the overall environmental health of our waters? It is Save The Great South Bay's great hope that our engagement with this LWRP can evolve into a roadmap for healing our bay. What we end up doing in Sayville, West Sayville, and Bayport, will be repeated elsewhere.

So even if you can't make this first meeting of three, at least take the LWRP's public survey gauging people's priorities as we seek to revitalize our coasts. Is supporting shore line restaurants more important to you than flooding? How important is habitat restoration to you, or water quality? The important thing is that we as a community engage with the LWRP so that we can together plan a better future for our community. Our LWRP will be our advocate in Albany, for the plans they deem have the greatest merit. So let's tell them. Here is their survey, whether or not you can come Tuesday night between 7-9 to 88 Greene Avenue, Sayville, to the public library, to deliver your suggestions in person.

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