Great South Bay Oyster Project
We advocate for healing the creeks that feed our bay, for bay-friendly yards, for helping to return a shellfishing industry to the Great South Bay, and for the deployment of modern wastewater treatment technologies to address the problems caused by 500,000 cesspools and septic tanks, as well as the 197 large scale septic systems in malls, apartment complexes and locally.
Lend a hand! Join our Oyster Project Team and help revive The Great South Bay.
Partnering With Oyster Growers
Of course, nothing happens without cleaner water. That is why getting rid of our cesspools and septic tanks, healing our creeks, tackling runoff, and practicing natural lawn care is so important.
Please contact us with any suggestions you may have. You can also donate our efforts. We want to apply the latest techniques in aquaculture to revitalize our bay, our economy and our local culture.
We advocate for healing the creeks that feed our bay, for bay-friendly yards, for helping to return a shell fishing industry to the Great South Bay, and for the deployment of modern wastewater treatment technologies to address the problems caused by 500,000 cesspools and septic tanks, as well as the 197 large scale septic systems in malls, apartment complexes and locally.
The Making Of An Oyster Sanctuary
Establishing the Sanctuary
Enhancing and Measuring for Success
Recent Progress On Habitat Restoration
Hard working group from troop 399 and leader Joe Fatuzzo cleaned trash from the parked; helped haul out 2 tires, baby mattress springs; a chaise lounge; and 2 pipes. Creek Defenders Ed Ragan and Andy Mirchel cleared 2 damned areas with the scouts helping remove limbs...
Save The Great South Bay, 501(c)3 is a proud signatory on the letter below urging leadership to protect our remaining wetlands and enact strong reforms to New York State's Freshwater Wetlands Act in the One House Budget Proposals. The letter was written and submitted...
February 4, 2022 Dear County Executive Bellone, Thank you for agreeing to a strategic pause to the construction of a dredge spoil dewatering facility to allow for better public input into the site selection process. As you are aware, we are opposed to the planned...
On this episode of Water Matters, we are joined by Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O to discuss how physical coastal changes are influenced by climate change, how policy can protect our coastal resources, and what this all means for the Great South Bay and Long Island as...
What a great way to show our thankfulness this past weekend as Save The Great South Bay teamed up with the South Shore Audubon Society to remove invasive species at the Michael J. Sperling Bird Sanctuary in North Massapequa. Under the direction of the ecological...
Want to help us collect data on debris? There's an app for that. The Clean Swell app. At Save The Great South Bay, we are firm believers in the age old adage of you can't manage what you can't measure. Starting in 2021 and in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy,...