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.
Recent Progress On Habitat Restoration
Collaboration and support. And love for the Great South Bay! That's what our Sayville team up between Save the Great South Bay's Bayport (Bob Draffin) and Sayville (James Bertsch) Creek Defenders was made of. Adults saved trees. Kids got the knowledge and experience...
The word is out. What so many of us love most about Long Island, from its recreational opportunities such as biking, fishing, kayaking and more, to its easy access to shopping and services, continues to attract people to the Island, making development unavoidable. No...
People often ask how is the Great South Bay doing? Til now, it's been a rhetorical question for the vast majority of us. One of our organization's 2020 goals was to connect with the scientists who collect data in the Great South Bay. Each piece of data is part of the...
Today we welcomed Prof. (emeritus) Roger Flood of Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) to discuss his work on side-scan sonar and multi-beam bottom mapping in the Great South Bay. Prof. Flood provided historical context of bay bottom...
On Saturday, October 17th, as part of the 35th Annual International Coastal Clean Up movement, Save the Great South Bay (STGSB) and Keep Islip Clean (KIC), two local environmental groups, teamed up with community members, including many Bay Shore High school...
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 South Bay. As Sayville Creek Defender, I helped lead Save the Great South's first wide-scale invasive removal. It was a pilot. Thanks to the...