One Creek, One Tree at a Time September 23, 2020

We all want to make a difference. It feels good when you do! We saved trees recently. Those trees are helping us save the Great… Read more

James Bertsch
Lindy Becomes LI’s First Bay Friendly Certified Library September 21, 2020

Save The Great South Bay is thrilled to welcome Lindenhurst Memorial Library to our community of Bay Friendly Yards. Lindy Library has a long history… Read more

Robyn Silvestri
Bay Friendly Yards: Rewilding LI September 17, 2020

Fantastic discussion last night on incorporating sustainable landscaping to not only protect our waterways, but also to promote biodiversity and healthy regional ecosystems. From the… Read more

Robyn Silvestri
Creating a Rain Garden August 31, 2020

Beyond providing nutrition and beautifying spaces, gardens can serve many purposes, such as supporting natural processes and pollinators.  Rain gardens are a type of specialty… Read more

Save The Great South Bay
Top 3 Elements of a Bay Friendly Yard August 11, 2020

Long Island invented the suburban lawn. Fields of green with ornamental bushes brought in from all over the world requiring all manner of care —… Read more

Save The Great South Bay
Top Five LI Native Trees August 5, 2020

Lost trees thanks to the blustering winds of Tropical Storm Isaias and wondering what to replace them with? Here are our top five suggestions of… Read more

Robyn Silvestri
Restoring Habitat Along Carll’s River July 24, 2020

On the banks of the beautiful Carll’s River in Babylon Village, just where it crosses under Park Avenue, you will find the Carll’s River Native… Read more

Robyn Silvestri
Hunt for the American Chestnut Challenge April 20, 2020

For thousands of years after the last glacial period, the American Chestnut, Castanea Dentata, dominated the eastern Deciduous Forests of the eastern United States, making… Read more

Niko Nantsis
American Chestnut Seedling
Sprouts with Historic Roots April 20, 2020

Humble beginnings with Nikolaos Nantsis, James Bertsch, Stephen Borghardt, Rob Vasiluth, Marshall Brown, et al. These tiny sprouts are those of Long Island wild type American Chestnut growing in… Read more

Frank Piccininni
Repel The Invaders And Help Save The Great South Bay June 20, 2019

As those familiar with this organization knows, we are dedicated to habitat restoration, whether along our creeks via The Creek Defender Program, or on our… Read more

Marshall Brown
Coffee With The Supervisor: Native Plantings, Methoprene June 18, 2019

This week, Ed Romaine’s guest is Marshall Brown. Executive Director of Save The Great South Bay. Together they discuss Native Plantings, invasives, and methoprene. Read more

Marshall Brown
The 5K Run For The Bay: Pursuing Change May 23, 2019

Blue Island Oysters of West Sayville on Saturday April 27th hosted the Third Annual 5K Run For The Bay, raising funds a $1500 scholarship at… Read more

Marshall Brown
Co-Founder Save The Great South Bay
A Passion For The Bay (Via Suffolk County News) April 26, 2019

Marshall Brown of Sayville grew up within a block of The Great South Bay. He’s come home, and his mission is to save it. Read more

James Bertsch
Sewering Oakdale March 30, 2019

OAKDALE—Suffolk County Legis. William Lindsay met with residents at the Oakdale Civic meeting last week regarding plans to sewer parts of Oakdale using New York… Read more

James Bertsch
A Green New Deal For The South Shore and The Great South Bay February 13, 2019

If we are to save The Great South Bay, it will require that each community along The South Shore mobilizes around clean ups, native plantings,… Read more

Marshall Brown
Fertilizer Follies — Inaction in Action at LINAP January 9, 2019

Two years back, Save The Great South Bay was invited to become a member of the Fertilizer Workgroup for The Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan… Read more

Marshall Brown
Introducing the “Bay Friendly Yards” E-Book! January 7, 2019

Go Native! Go Naked! You can pay the expense in fertilizer, pesticides, and water trying to keep Kentucky Blue Grass and other non-natives alive here… Read more

Marshall Brown
Save The Great South Bay — An Introduction May 24, 2018

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Marshall Brown
5K Run For The Bay in Sayville Draws 500+ Runners April 30, 2018

The second annual 5K Run For The Bay, staged by Blue Island Oyster‘s Operation Blue Earth for the benefit of that initiative and Save The… Read more

Marshall Brown
The 5K Run For The Bay And Our Mission: Go Native, Go Naked In Sayville! April 26, 2018

The 2nd Annual 5K Run For The Bay Is Happening In Sayville This Saturday! 500 + entrants already! Run for a healthier bay! Read more

Marshall Brown
Speak For Your Bays: Contact Your State Senators April 24, 2018

Tell your State Senator that you support S-8170, which would reduce the nitrogen content in lawn fertilizers, and give our bays a break. Read more

Marshall Brown
Contact Kemp Hannon. Tell Him You Support S-8170 “The Fertilizer Fix” April 24, 2018

As many of you know, a law has been proposed in Albany that would mandate that lawn fertilizer contain no more than 12% nitrogen in… Read more

Marshall Brown
Support “The Fertilizer Fix” and Help Our Bays! April 15, 2018

Kudos to Grassroots Environmental Education, our partner in the I Love Long Island Campaign for ‘bay friendly yards’!    Thanks to them and to Assemblyman… Read more

Marshall Brown
Have a Bay Friendly Yard January 17, 2018

Hiring a landscaper for 2018? Make sure they are being ‘green’ about it. Ask them to use a mulching mower so that the grass clippings… Read more

Marshall Brown
LINAP: Is Long Island At a Turning Point? April 1, 2017

Long Island is about to replace its cesspools and septic tanks. Nassau County has 140,000, Suffolk 360,000. Suffolk intends to launch a pilot program that… Read more

Marshall Brown
Girl Scout Troop #217 Asks You To Take The Organic Lawn Pledge Today! May 3, 2016

Girl Scout Troop #217 (Bayport – Blue Point) is challenging their community to go green, to move away from pesticides and high nitrogen fertilizers, and… Read more

Marshall Brown
Lets Have a REAL Ban on High Nitrogen Lawn Fertilizers in Suffolk County! February 22, 2016

Organic Lawn care is crucial to protecting our drinking water, our groundwater, rivers, ponds and streams. Excess nitrogen is killing all our bays and contaminating… Read more

Marshall Brown
Beautiful Native Yards Are Good For Your Local Waters January 18, 2016

Save The Great South Bay will help your community go organic and with that help your local waters Read more

Marshall Brown
So, What Communities on Long Island Are Going to Join the Organic Lawn Movement? January 14, 2016

What is the water quality of your local pond, stream, or bay? How much are we contributing to water quality problems through what we put… Read more

Marshall Brown
Support The Moratorium January 12, 2016

Sayville is the first village on The South Shore calling for a moratorium on pesticides and fertilizer. It will not be the last. Read more

Marshall Brown
Local Moratorium On Pesticides and Fertilizers Continues To Build November 25, 2015

A number of local businesses in Sayville are joining the effort to launch a moratorium on lawn fertilizer and pesticides in order to bring back… Read more

Marshall Brown
Mapping a Sustainable Long Island July 20, 2014

Our latest web based map showing where to wine and dine sustainably and organically on Long Island. Read more

Marshall Brown
The Long Island Clean Water Partnership – A Roster April 16, 2014

The mission of the partnership is to build awareness among Long Islanders as to the threats to our drinking water, our bays, rivers and ponds… Read more

Marshall Brown
When It Comes To Long Island’s Ground Water Pollution Problem, The Facts Are Now Speaking For Themselves March 28, 2014

Ever since the release of The Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, January 23, 2014, County Executive Steve Bellone has been on a mission to focus… Read more

Marshall Brown
Long Island’s Ground Water Pollution Problem — How Nitrogenous Waste From Septic Tanks, Fertilizers, and Poorly Treated Water Is Sparking Potent Algae Blooms in Our Bays And Choking Off Life October 16, 2013

A global expert on algal blooms and nitrogenous waste, Prof. Gobler has been tireless in getting his message out to all Long Islanders and to… Read more

Marshall Brown
SCERP: Nitrogenous Waste From Groundwater Polluted By Septic Tank Seepage and Lawn Fertilizer Creating Seasonal Dead Zones in Waters All Around Long Island, Especially The Long Island Sound October 10, 2013

Anything in red, orange or yellow on this map is a dead zone We frankly have no choice but to address this issue, if not… Read more

Marshall Brown
Long Island’s Drinking Water: Threats and Solutions – A Presentation From The Long Island Clean Water Partnership October 8, 2013

Two of the charter members of The Long Island Clean Water Partnership, The Citizen’s Campaign For The Environment, and The Group For The East End,… Read more

Marshall Brown
Going Green With Bob Deluca, WPPB, 9-27-13 Long Island’s Water Quality Problems September 27, 2013

“Going Green” With Bob DeLuca Airs This FridayListen LIVE Friday, September 27th at 11:05 a.m. This months topic: United for Clean Water Action.In the wake… Read more

Marshall Brown
The Long Island Clean Water Partnership Announced / What You Can Do September 10, 2013

As New York continues to recover from Sandy and rebuilds, we are now also faced with a Long Island that is rapidly becoming unlivable due… Read more

Marshall Brown
How Can I Help Save Long Island’s Waters? September 8, 2013

Start using lawn and agricultural fertilizers that are eco-friendly, that don’t pollute our groundwater, drinking water and bays with excess nitrogen and phosphorus. The excess… Read more

Marshall Brown
Long Island’s Drinking Water: Threats and Solutions July 2, 2013

The Long Island Clean Water Coalition, formed by a group of some twenty eco-non-profits and environmental research institutions large and small have come together to… Read more

Marshall Brown
Pouring Rain Again — Many Long Island Beaches Will Remain Closed Because of Polluted Ground Water June 13, 2013

The ecological condition of Long Island’s ground water has reached a crisis point. Year by year the algal blooms grow more intense and pervasive, with… Read more

Marshall Brown
From Newsday 6-08-13 — Carl LoBue and Christopher Gobler Weigh in On Algal Blooms This Spring and How the Breach Is (Thus Far) Sparing The Great South Bay From Brown Tide June 11, 2013

The dreaded brown tide is back in some South Shore bays, threatening everything from eelgrass to scallops, but Great South Bay has been spared so… Read more

Marshall Brown
72,000 Ladies Released at the Mall of America April 24, 2013

The management of the most well known mall in the nation has released more than seventy thousand ladybugs inside the mall in order to control… Read more

John Hall
What Mother Nature and The New Inlet Can’t Do — A Bay in Peril April 16, 2013

With The New Inlet, Mother Nature’s true gift was to give us but a glimpse of what the Great South Bay was and could be… Read more

Marshall Brown
What Each of Us Can Do This Spring To Help Our Local Waters March 28, 2013

The Great South Bay is where the results of all our human activities end up, as is true for all our bays, rivers and ponds.… Read more

Marshall Brown
Vision Long Island Helping To Map Out A Sustainable Future March 6, 2013

Vision Long Island is holding its third and final public meeting tonight at The Southampton Town Hall between 7-9 tonight March 6th.   The non-profit organization,… Read more

Marshall Brown